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Table 1 Characteristics and representativenessa of the study population

From: The content of patient counseling about interchangeable medicines and generic substitution in Finnish community pharmacies - a survey of dispensers

 Respondent dispensers % (n)Target dispensers % (n)b
Gendern = 493cn = 3253
 Female94.5 (466)95.1 (3095)
 Male5.5 (27)4.9 (158)
Age, yearsn = 496cn = 3253
  ≤ 2915.5 (77) *11.4 (372)*
 30–3926.8 (133)27.3 (889)
 40–4926.8 (133)30.6 (994)
 50–5924.4 (121)25.9 (841)
  ≥ 606.5 (32)4.8 (157)
Number of prescriptions per year at the pharmacyn = 493c 
  ≤ 30,0007.7 (38) 
 30,001–60,00015.4 (76) 
 60,001–100,00031.2 (154) 
  ≥ 100,00145.6 (225) 
Location of the pharmacyn = 492c 
 Southern Finland30.1 (148) 
 Southwest Finland11.8 (58) 
 Western and Inland Finland26.4 (130) 
 Eastern Finland17.9 (88) 
 Northern Finland9.8 (48) 
 Lapland4.1 (20) 
  1. aRepresentativeness was analyzed by the respondent’s age and genderbInformation based on the register of the Finnish Pharmacists’ Association in January 2018cSome of the respondents did not report their gender, age, number of prescriptions per year at the pharmacy or the location of the pharmacy
  2. ap-value = 0.009, Chi-square test