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Table 1 Characteristics of Pharmacy Survey Respondents in Pune, India*

From: Stigmatizing attitudes and low levels of knowledge but high willingness to participate in HIV management: A community-based survey of pharmacies in Pune, India

Characteristic N (%)
Private Single Establishment 200 (96.6)
Position of respondent  
   Owner 183 (88.4)
   Employee 24 (11.6)
Utilities that are present on site  
   Refrigerator 207 (100.0)
   Air Conditioner 26 (12.6)
   Computer 96 (46.4)
   Internet Access 20 (9.7)
   Back-up Generator 74 (35.7)
Median number of prescriptions filled per month (IQR) 1500 (600, 2400)
Size of pharmacy  
   Small (< 2000 prescriptions filled/month) 139 (67.1)
   Large (≥2000 prescriptions filled/month) 68 (32.9)
Pharmacist on site 205 (99.0)
Years in business  
   < 5 years 57 (27.5)
   5 - 15 years 93 (45.0)
   > 15 years 57 (27.5)
Verification of authenticity of prescription  
   Never 10 (4.8)
   Sometimes 37 (17.9)
   Always 157 (75.8)
Highest training of pharmacists at establishment (N = 175)  
   Diploma 147 (84.0)
   Bachelors Degree 24 (13.7)
   Post-graduate Degree 4 (2.3)
Pharmacies that sell non-allopathic medicine for HIV 6 (2.9)
Pharmacies that stock ARV 73 (35.3)
Pharmacies that order upon request but do not stock 38 (18.4)
Median number of ARV prescriptions filled per month (range) 2 (0, 100)
Respondent could name at least one OI drug correctly (N = 206) 134 (65.1)
Respondents who said they could name ARV drugs 134 (64.7)
Pharmacists could actually name ARV drugs  
   At least one drug 131 (63.3)
   At least three drugs 55 (26.6)
   Five drugs 5 (2.4)
  1. *N = 207 unless otherwise specified