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Table 1 Characteristics of drug shops and their customers over the four post-subsidy surveys

From: A pharmacy too far? Equity and spatial distribution of outcomes in the delivery of subsidized artemisinin-based combination therapies through private drug shops

  November 2007 March 2008 August 2008 November 2008
Shops 138 146 151 166
Newly opened * 36 32 20
Reopened * * 9 18
Closed * 28 36 23
Stocking ACT 77 (55.8%) 87 (59.6%) 107 (70.9%) 121 (72.9%)
Stocking branded generic SP 110 (79.7%) 96 (65.8%) 116 (76.8%) 129 (77.7%)
Stocking Orodar 85 (61.6%) 62 (42.5%) 82 (54.3%) 88 (53.0%)
Stocking Malafin 30 (21.7%) 26 (17.8%) 52 (34.4%) 65 (39.2%)
Customers surveyed buying drug for malaria or fever 443 415 746 972
Buying antimalarial 292 (65.9%) 290 (69.9%) 455 (61.0%) 572 (58.9%)
Buying ACT 90 (20.3%) 129 (31.1%) 200 (26.8%) 225 (23.2%)
Buying branded generic SP 88 (19.9%) 76 (18.3%) 158 (21.2%) 209 (21.5%)