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Table 3 Factors influencing self-medication with modern drugs

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

Variables Self-medication with MDs Chi square
Yes (n = 104) No
Gender
 Male 49 24 χ2 = 0.2312
 Female 55 26 P = 0.6306
Age
 20–29 56 20 χ2 = 2.77
 30–39 34 20 P = 0.2503
 ≥ 40 14 10  
Year of experience
≤ 5 46 16 χ2 = 2.1787
 5–10 36 20 P = 0.3364
 ≥ 10 22 14  
Marital status
 Unmarried 85 20 χ2 = 19.57
 Married 19 30 P = 0.0000
Field of professionals
 Medical 13 0
 Nurses 56 32  
 Pharmacy 10 3  
 Othera 25 15  
  1. aLaboratory personnel, Health officer and Sanitarians