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Table 2 Features of antibiotic self-mediation in NFPE and FPE group

From: Pharmacology education and antibiotic self-medication among medical students: a cross-sectional study

NFPE group % (n = 33) FPE group % (n = 77)
Reasons for self-medication
Previous experience 97 Previous experience 86
No access to physician care 03 No access to physician care 06
   Poor economic status 04
   No specific reason 04
Source of antibiotic supply
Retail pharmacy 79 Retail pharmacy 83
Relatives and friends 18 Relatives and friends 12
Household 03 Household 05
Source of information on the use of the antibiotic
Previous knowledge 28 Previous knowledge 52
Physician 24 Physician 22
Pharmacist 24 Leaflet 09
Relative or friend 24 Relative or friend 05
   British National Formulary 05
   Pharmacist 04
   Internet 03
Duration of antibiotic usage in each episode of self-medication (days)
1–3 85 1–3 61
4–7 12 4–7 34
>7 03 >7 05
  1. NFPE No Formal Pharmacology Education, FPE Formal Pharmacology Education
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