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Table 4 Drug prescribing by reason to consult (N = 1281)

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

Variable Reason to consult
All Respiratory Digestive Cardiovascular Diarrhoea Pregnancy Genitourinary Injuries Skin disease Diabetes Anaemia Other
N 1281 324 115 156 114 220 101 38 22 15 74 102
Mean number of drugs 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.6 3.1 2.9 3.8 3.9 3.1 2.7 3.1 3.5
SD 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.0 1.2 1.8 1.4 1.6
% IV injections 31.1 17.9 28.7 50.0 29.0 26.8 47.5 42.1 4.6 60.0 40.5 32.4
% non IV injections 45.6 44.1 44.4 48.1 36.8 42.7 65.4 57.9 22.7 46.7 50.0 41.2
% Antibiotics 52.9 66.7 50.4 49.4 47.4 40.9 64.4 60.5 31.8 53.3 51.4 41.2
% Vitamins 61.0 63.6 64.4 55.8 60.5 66.8 57.4 44.7 54.6 40.0 68.9 52.9