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Table 3 Reasons for self-medication among healthcare and non-healthcare students

From: Self-medication in university students from the city of Rio Grande, Brazil

  Healthcare Non-healthcare  
Variable n % n % P
Fever 244 62.10 137 48.10 <0.05
Menstrual cramps 206 52.40 117 41.10 0.00
Muscle pain 176 44.80 102 35.80 0.02
Nausea 127 32.00 52 18.20 <0.05
Stomachache 119 30.30 65 22.80 0.03
Vomit 98 24.90 53 18.60 0.05
Allergy 96 24.40 48 16.80 0.02
Intestinal pain 71 18.10 24 8.40 <0.05
Cough 142 36.10 105 36.80 0.04