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Table 3 Use of the medicines present at home

From: Factors predicting home storage of medicines in Northern Uganda

Category Status of medicines at home (n = 821)
  Current use Leftover Anticipated future use Total (%)
Analgesics 90 (10.9%) 42 (5.1%) 29 (3.5%) 161 (19.6%)
Antimalarials 42 (5.1%) 43 (5.2%) 43 (5.2%) 128 (15.6%)
Antibacterial 153 (18.6%) 122 (14.9%) 54 (6.6%) 329 (40.1%)
Antihelminth 1 (0.1%) 3 (0.4%) 5 (0.6%) 9 (1.2%)
Antifungals 6 (0.7%) 6 (0.7%) 2 (0.2%) 14 (1.7%)
Antiretrovirals 34 (4.1%) - - 34 (4.7%)
Nutrient supplements 13 (1.6%) 6 (0.7%) 4 (0.5%) 23 (2.8%)
GIT drugs 21 (2.6%) 8 (1.0%) 7 (0.9%) 36 (4.4%)
Antihypertensives 3 (0.4%) - 1 (0.1%) 4 (0.5%)
Antidiabetic drugs 3 (0.4%) - - 3 (0.4%)
Corticosteroids 5 (0.6%) 2 (0.2%) 2 (0.2%) 9 (1.1%)
Antihistamines 12 (1.5%) 8 (1.0%) 6 (0.7%) 26 (3.2%)
Others 13 (1.6%) 20 (2.4%) 12 (1.5%) 45 (5.5%)
Total 396 (48.2%) 260 (31.7%) 165 (20.1%) 821 (100%)
  1. %: Percentage, n: sample size.