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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Self-medication with over the counter drugs, prevalence of risky practice and its associated factors in pharmacy outlets of Asmara, Eritrea

Variables Frequency Percent
Gender
 Male 381 64.9
 Female 206 35.1
Age (Median = 37, IQR =24, Range = 18 to 95)
 18 to 24 113 19.3
 25 to 34 157 26.7
 35 to 44 118 20.1
 45 to 59 118 20.1
 60 and above 81 13.8
Marital status
 Married 353 60.1
 Single 196 33.4
 Divorced 22 3.7
 Widowed 16 2.7
Educational level (Median = 12, IQR = 4, Range = 0 to 20)
 Elementary and below 44 7.5
 Junior 68 11.6
 Secondary school 278 47.4
 Higher Education 197 33.6
Occupation
 Governmental services 221 37.6
 Private services 83 14.1
 Self-employed 134 22.8
 Unemployed 29 4.9
 Student 47 8
 Housewife 73 12.4
Religion
 Christian 504 85.9
 Muslim 81 13.8
 Others 2 0.3
  1. Religion: Others contain Jehovah’s witness and Atheist