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Table 5 Sources of advice on self-medication

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

Source n %
Family 408 53.1
Pharmacist/clerk 398 51.7
Old prescription 311 40.4
Own decision 227 29.5
Media (magazines and Internet) 156 20.3
Friends/neighbors 152 19.7
Class 148 19.2
Books 92 12.0
Others 59 6.8