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Table 2 PPMV Association and PPMV Members Description

From: The potential role of patent and proprietary medicine vendors’ associations in improving the quality of services in Nigeria’s drug shops

  Oyo Bayelsa Total
N (%)
Ibarapa East
N (%)
Kajola
N (%)
Total
N (%)
Brass
N (%)
Ogbia
N (%)
Total
N (%)
Total LGA Populationa 118,226 200,997 319,223 184,127 179,606 363,733 682,956
LGA PPMV Association
 Years of Operation 25 34   41 12b   
 Frequency of Meetings Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthlyb
 Total PPMV Association Members 137 350 487 51 98 149 636
PPMVs 40 40 80 40 40 80 160
 Sex: Male 9(22.5) 7 (17.5) 16 (20.0) 21 (52.5) 25 (62.5) 46 (57.5) 62 (38.8)
 Age 31.58 ± 6.8 (24–65) 36.33 ± 10.4 (22–66) 33.95 ± 9.071 (22–66) 40.0 ± 12.3 (21–56) 35.5 ± 9.2 (23–67) 37.8 ± 11.0 (21–67) 35.94 ± 10.3 (21–67)
 Completed Senior Secondary or more 40(100.0) 30(75.0) 70(87.5) 35(87.5) 38(95.0) 73(91.3) 143 (89.4)
 Completed PPMV apprenticeship 40 (100.0) 38 (95.0) 78 (97.5) 26 (65.0) 28 (70.0) 54 (67.5) 132 (82.5)
 Completed any Health Professional Education Programmec 4 (10.0) 6 (15.0) 10 (12.5) 17 (42.5) 13 (32.5) 30 (37.5) 40 (25.0)
  Nursing/Midwifery 0 0 0 0 1 (2.5) 1 (1.25) 1 (0.6)
  General Nursing 0 1(2.5) 1 (1.25) 2 (5.0) 2 (5.0) 4 (5.0) 5 (3.1)
  Community Health Officer 0 1(2.5) 1 (1.25) 5 (12.5) 4 (10.0) 9 (11.3) 10 (6.3)
  Community Health Extension Worker 1(2.5) 1(2.5) 2 (5.0) 2 (5.0) 2 (5.0) 4 (5.0) 6 (3.8)
  Auxiliary Nursing 3 (7.5) 3 (7.5) 6 (7.5) 6 (15.0) 3 (7.5) 9 (11.3) 15 (9.4)
  Environmental Health Officer 0 0 0 2 (5.0) 1 (2.5) 3 (3.8) 3 (1.9)
 Registered with Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) 32 (80.0) 21 (52.5) 53 (66.3) 11 (27.5) 9 (22.5) 20 (25.0) 73 (45.6)
  Of those registered, currently licensed by PCN 18 (56.3) 11 (52.4) 29 (54.7) 5 (45.5) 2 (22.2) 7 (35.0) 36 (49.3)
 Very Active/Active in PPMV Association 39 (97.5) 36 (90.0) 75(93.8) 32 (80.0) 31 (77.5) 63 (78.8) 138 (86.3)
 Attendance at PPMV Association Meetings 40 (100.) 40 (100.) 80(100.) 39 (97.5) 38 (95.0) 77 (96.3) 157 (98.1)
 Paid full PPMV Association Dues in 2012 38 (95.0) 38 (95.0) 76(95.0) 37 (92.5) 33 (82.5) 70(87.5) 146 (91.3)
  1. aTotal LGA Population from Federal Government Official Gazette. Legal Notice and Publication of Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals of 2006 Census. 24(94).15 May 2007
  2. bFactors apply only to the Kolo Creek sub-unit of the PPMV Association
  3. c These are Nurses, Auxiliary nurses, Community Health Officers, Community Health Extension Workers and Environmental Health Officers