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Table 3 Drug prescribing by gender, age and region (N = 1281)

From: Drug prescribing patterns at primary health care level and related out-of-pocket expenditures in Tajikistan

Variable Gender Age Region
Female Male 18-35 36-55 >55 RRS Khatlon
N (%) 1042 (81.3) 239 (18.7) 828 (64.6) 330 (25.8) 123 (9.6) 439 (34.3) 842 (65.7)
Mean number of drugs* 3.2 3.3 3.0 3.5 3.9 3.3 3.1
SD 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.4
% IV injections 31.4 29.7 23.4 37.9 64.2 37.2 19.4
% non IV injections 45.9 44.4 40.2 55.2 56.1 50.2 36.7
% Antibiotics 53.8 49.0 48.7 61.8 57.7 56.7 45.8
% Vitamins 62.5 54.4 62.0 59.1 59.4 62.2 58.5
  1. * The differences are significant across age groups (P < 10-3) and across regions (P < 0.05) after age and gender adjustments