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Table 2 Self-medication’s drugs to prevent the infection to SARS-CoV-2 according to sector of activity, Lomé, Togo

From: Assessment of self-medication practices in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak in Togo

  Health Air
transport
Police Road transport Informal Total p
n=370 n=212 n=196 n=122 n=55 N=955  
Chloroquine/Hydroxychloroquine, n (%) 3 (0.8) 4 (1.9) 4 (2.0) 4 (3.3) 4 (7.3) 19 (2.0) 0.021**
Azithromycin, n (%) 5 (1.4) 2 (0.9) 2 (1.0) 1 (0.8) 1 (1.8) 11 (1.2) 0.966**
Traditional medicine, n (%) 38 (10.3) 19 (9.0) 17 (8.7) 12 (9.8) 11 (20.0) 97 (10.2) 0.155*
Vitamin C, n (%) 181 (48.9) 32 (15.1) 34 (17.3) 8 (6.6) 9 (16.4) 264 (27.6) < 0.001*
  1. * Chi square **Fisher exact test