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Table 2 Participants response to known medicine disposal routes

From: “Knowledge and practices of HIV infected patients regarding medicine disposal among patients attending public ARV clinics in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa”

 Participants responsesNumber of participantsCumulative% (N)Valid Percentage
Throw medicines into the binMissing responses7.9% (38) 
Yes40.7% (197)44.2%
No51.4% (249)55.8%
Throw medicines into the toilet (PIT)Missing responses8.5% (41) 
Yes37.8% (183)41.3%
No53.7% (260)58.7%
Throw medicines into the SinkMissing responses8.9% (43) 
Yes15.7% (76)17.2%
No75.4% (365)82.8%
Throw medicines in the SandMissing responses9.7% (47) 
Yes14.3% (69)15.8%
No76.0% (368)84.2%
Throw medicines in the BushMissing responses11.0% (53) 
Yes4.5% (22)5.1%
No84.5% (409)94.9%
Flush the medicinesMissing responses9.3% (45) 
Yes31.4% (152)34.6%
No59.3% (287)65.4%
Give medicines to friends/familyMissing responses10.1% (49) 
Yes3.5% (17)3.9%
No86.4% (418)96.1%
PharmacyMissing responses7.6% (37) 
Yes29.3% (142)31.8%
No63.0% (305)68.2%
HospitalMissing responses7.6% (37) 
Yes31.0% (150)33.6%
No61.4% (297)66.4%
OtherMissing responses99.8% (483) 
Yes0.2% (1)100%
No0.0% (0)0%