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Table 3 Logistic regression of willingness to prescribe methadone on scales and other covariates (n = 119)

From: Physicians’ attitudes towards office-based delivery of methadone maintenance therapy: results from a cross-sectional survey of Nova Scotia primary-care physicians

  Unadjusted Adjusted
Explanatory Measures OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age (referent = over 51)       
Under 30 4.29 0.82 22.31    
31–40 1.13 0.41 3.09    
41–50 1.32 0.56 3.13    
Sex (referent = male)       
Female 3.04 1.41 6.56 3.75 1.55 9.01
Community Size (referent = over 50,000)       
Under 5,000 0.66 0.22 2.00    
5,000–50,000 0.53 0.24 1.18    
Location of Graduation (referent = Other)       
North America 2.52 0.85 7.47    
Type of Practice (referent = Other)       
Group or solo private practice 0.83 0.40 1.75    
Knowledge Test score 1.09 0.73 1.61 1.11 0.69 1.78
Education in Addiction Medicine 1.86 0.88 3.93    
Disapproval of Drug Use Scale factor score 0.61 0.37 0.99 0.60 0.32 1.13
Abstinence Orientation Scale factor score 0.59 0.38 0.93 0.83 0.46 1.48
Barriers to Methadone Prescribing Scale       
Risks associated with MMT deliveryfactor 0.69 0.46 1.03 0.77 0.49 1.22
Training and support issues factor 1.59 1.04 2.43 1.63 1.04 2.54
Resistance from external sources factor 0.98 0.65 1.46 0.95 0.61 1.47