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Table 2 Background information 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
Chronic Illness
 No Chronic Disease 429 72.1
 Asthma & Other COPD 31 5.2
 Diabetes Mellitus 28 4.7
 Hypertension 27 4.5
 Orthopedic & Rheumatologic problems 14 2.4
 Kidney Diseases 14 2.4
 Cardiac Diseases 13 2.2
 Peptic Ulcer or GI problems 13 2.2
 Diabetes Mellitus & Hypertension 10 1.7
 CNS disorders 8 1.3
 Others 8 1.3
Pregnancy
 Yes 3 1.5
 No 203 98.5
Breast feeding
 Yes 11 5.3
 No 195 94.7
  1. Chronic Illness: Others contain Allergies, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Eye problems, HIV, and Psoriasis. COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, GI: Gastrointestinal, CNS: Central nervous system