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Table 1 Demographics and socioeconomic characteristics of the Brazilian population, study sample (n = 5000) and use of generic drugs

From: Perceptions of the population regarding generic drugs in Brazil: a nationwide survey

  Brazilian populationa Participants
  N % N %
Total 190 755 799 - 5000 -
Gender     
Male 93 406 990 49.0 2433 48.7
Female 97 348 809 51.0 2567 51.3
Age (years)     
15 to 34 67 084 990 46.3 2430 48.6
35 to 64 63 657 038 44.0 2097 41.9
≥65 14 081 477 9.7 473 9.5
Region     
North 15 864 454 8.3 415 8.3
Northeast 53 081 950 27.8 1390 27.8
Midwest 14 058 094 7.4 370 7.4
Southeast 80 364 410 42.1 2105 42.1
South 27 386 891 14.4 720 14.4
Race     
White 91 051 646 47.7 2009 40.2
Nonwhite 99 697 545 52.3 2991 59.8
Marital status b     
Single 89 653 403 55.3 2053 41.1
Married 56 435 253 34.8 1632 32.6
Living common law _   810 16.2
Widowed 8 063 404 5.0 240 4.8
Divorced/Separated 7 829 238 4.8 233 4.7
Did not answer - - 32 0.6
Family income (minimum wages) b     
Less than 2 (US$ 627.78) 75 073 409 46.3 2615 52.3
From 2 – 10 24 140 811 14.9 2079 41.6
More than 10 (US$3,138.89) 2 686 709 1.7 218 4.4
Did not answer - - 88 1.7
Was taking or had taken GD in the past three months     
Yes - - 2230 44.6
  1. Note:aSource: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística – IBGE, Censo 2010: http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/estatistica/populacao/censo2010/default_resultados_universo.shtm.
  2. Note:b ≥ 10 years (n = 161 981 299).