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Table 2 Reasons for self-medication and category of used medicines

From: Epidemiology of self-medication with modern medicines among health care professionals in Nekemte town, western Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percentage
Reasons for self-medication
 Familiarity with drugs 37 24
 Mildness of illness 21 13.6
 Privacy 26 16.9
 Less cost/financial constraint 50 32.5
 Lack of time 11 7.1
 Others 9 5.9
Category of medicines used
 Analgesics 56 36.1
 Antibiotics 37 23.9
 Oral contraceptives 26 16.8
 Antacid 20 12.9
 Oral hypoglycemic agents 10 6.5
 Others 6 3.9