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Table 2 Self-medication practices at households of Gondar town, northwest Ethiopia, 2018

From: Self-medication practices and associated factors among households at Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Self-medication practices
No 315 49.8
Yes 317 50.2
Did you remember the name of the drug?
No 193 60.9
Yes 124 39.1
Did you encounter any adverse drug reaction during self-medication practices?
No 275 86.8
Yes 42 13.2
Did you check the expiry date of the drugs before use?
No 180 56.8
Yes 137 43.2
Did you have any concern that increasing drug dose can be hazardous for health?
No 160 50.5
Yes 157 49.5
Did you ever check the instructions/leaflets within the drugs package during self-treatment?
No 232 36.7
Yes 85 13.4
Access to pharmacy
No 341 54.0
Yes 291 46.0
Peer pressure
No 278 44.0
Yes 354 56.0