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Table 1 Patients’ general characteristics

From: Deregulation of sale of over-the-counter drugs outside of pharmacies in the Republic of Korea: interrupted-time-series analysis of outpatient visits before and after the policy

   Number Percent
Sex
 Male 518,793 49.8
 Female 523,935 50.3
Age
 less than 30 409,186 39.2
 30–39 165,379 15.9
 40–49 177,031 17.0
 50–59 135,173 13.0
 60–69 84,577 8.1
 70–79 52,063 5.0
 80 or more 19,319 1.9
Insurance
 Self-employed insured 353,906 33.9
 employee insured 655,998 62.9
 Medicaid 32,824 3.2
Income
 Q1(Low) 167,277 16.0
 Q2 248,196 23.8
 Q3 342,296 32.8
 Q4(High) 284,959 27.3
Region
 Urban 487,892 46.8
 Rural 554,836 53.2
Type of hospital (Acute upper respiratory infection)
 General hospital 100,539 9.6
 Hospital 92,976 8.9
 Clinic 620,058 59.5
 Others 229,155 22.0
Type of hospital (Dyspepsia)
 General hospital 107,329 10.3
 Hospital 105,076 10.1
 Clinic 803,233 77.0
 Others 27,090 2.6
Type of hospital (Migraine)
 General hospital 106,703 10.2
 Hospital 104,797 10.1
 Clinic 802,351 77.0
 Others 28,877 2.8
Total 1,042,728 100