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Table 4 Association of Respondent Characteristics with the Stocking of ARV Drugs

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

Characteristics Total
N* (%)
Stock ARVs Do not stock ARVs Univariate OR
(95% CI)
p-value Multivariate AOR
(95% CI)
p-value
Air Conditioner        
   No 179 (87.3) 59 (80.8) 120 (90.9) referent   referent  
   Yes 26 (12.7) 14 (19.2) 12 (9.1) 2.37 (1.03 - 5.45) 0.042 3.77 (1.03 - 13.89) 0.046
Years in Business        
   < = 5 years 57 (27.8) 14 (19.2) 43 (32.6) referent   referent  
   > 5 years 148 (72.2) 59 (80.8) 89 (67.4) 2.04 (1.02 - 4.05) 0.043 2.01 (0.83 - 4.90) 0.123
Size of Establishment        
   Small 137 (66.8) 35 (47.9) 102 (77.3) referent   referent  
   Large 68 (33.2) 38 (52.1) 30 (22.7) 3.69 (2.00 - 6.82) < 0.01 3.18 (1.39 - 7.24) 0.006
Verification of Prescription Authenticity # (N = 202)        
   Never 10 (4.9) 5 (7.0) 5 (3.8) referent    
   Sometimes 36 (17.8) 11 (15.5) 25 (19.1) 0.44 (0.11 - 1.84) 0.260 --  
   Always 156 (77.2) 55 (77.5) 101 (77.1) 0.55 (0.15 - 1.96) 0.353   
Could Name OI Drugs        
   No (Incorrect) 79 (38.5) 22 (30.1) 57 (43.2) referent   referent  
   Partially correct 30 (14.6) 12 (16.4) 18 (13.6) 1.73 (0.72 - 4.17) 0.224 0.83 (0.25 - 2.77) 0.762
   Yes (Correct) 96 (46.8) 39 (53.4) 57 (43.2) 1.77 (0.94 - 3.36) 0.079 1.50 (0.61 - 3.70) 0.383
Correctly Named ARV Drugs (N = 131)        
   Less than 3 76 (58.0) 33 (45.8) 43 (72.9) referent   referent  
   More than 3 55 (42.0) 39 (54.2) 16 (27.1) 3.18 (1.52 - 6.64) 0.002 3.54 (1.52 - 8.24) 0.003
Knowledge Score #        
   Low 6 (2.9) 2 (2.7) 4 (3.0) referent    
   Middle 175 (85.4) 56 (76.7) 119 (90.2) 0.94 (0.17 - 5.29) 0.945 --  
   High 24 (11.7) 15 (20.5) 9 (6.8) 3.33 (0.51 - 22.0) 0.211   
  1. *N = 205 unless otherwise specified, # variables not included in multivariate model