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Table 3 Multipredictor model predicting receipt of topiramate for alcohol use disorders in the Veterans Health Administration, fiscal year 2011

From: Prescription of topiramate to treat alcohol use disorders in the Veterans Health Administration

Variable Estimate SE t-value OR [95%CI]
Gender     
  Female (reference: male) 0.92 0.04 22.09 2.50 [ 2.31, 2.71 ]
Age (reference: >55)     
  30-55 0.51 0.03 16.22 1.66 [ 1.56, 1.76 ]
  <30 0.32 0.05 6.01 1.38 [ 1.24, 1.53 ]
Alcohol diagnosis (reference: abuse)     
  Dependence 0.14 0.03 4.21 1.15 [ 1.08, 1.22]
Specialty care (reference: no specialty care)     
  Mental health 1.15 0.07 15.68 3.15 [ 2.73, 3.64 ]
  Addiction 0.46 0.16 2.95 1.58 [ 1.17, 2.15]
  Both (mental health & addiction) 1.32 0.08 17.67 3.75 [ 3.24, 4.43 ]
Psychiatric comorbidity (reference: none)     
  Bipolar disorder 1.26 0.07 19.22 3.51 [3.09, 3.92]
  Depression 0.78 0.05 14.86 2.19 [1.98, 2.43]
  PTSD 0.98 0.05 20.08 2.66 [2.42, 2.93]
  PTSD & depression 1.39 0.05 28.27 4.00 [3.63, 4.40]
  Schizophrenia 0.55 0.10 5.56 1.74 [1.43, 2.11]
  Other/multiple 1.50 0.05 30.11 4.49 [4.07, 4.96]
Intercept −6.41 0.081 −79.45 0.002 [ 0.002, 0.002 ]