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Table 2 Percentage distribution of respondents by their dispensing practice of ECP

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency contraceptive pills among community pharmacy practitioners working in Kathmandu Valley: a cross-sectional study

S.N Practice Variables Response Percentage distribution of respondents
n (%)
1 Have you ever dispensed ECP? Yes 225 (99.1)
No 2 (0.9)
2 Which brand of ECP is sold the most? I Pill 129 (56.8)
E-72 25 (11.0)
ECON 28 (12.3)
Unwanted 72 35 (15.4)
Max 72 10 (4.4)
Feminor 0
Others 0
3 On average, how many ECPs do you dispense every day? 1 to 10 151 (66.5)
11 to 20 63 (27.8)
21 to 30 11 (4.8)
31 to 40 1 (0.4)
41 to 50 1 (0.4)
Above 0
4 Who are the most frequent clients? Teenagers 132 (58.1)
Adult women 49 (21.6)
Adult men 46 (20.3)
5 Most often the products are sold on? Patient Request 204 (89.9)
Patient approaches with prescription 16 (7.0)
On your recommendations 7 (3.1)
6 Source of information Medical Representative (MR) 66 (29.1)
Text Book 99 (43.6)
Training 44 (19.4)
Internet 18 (7.9)
7 Do you feel ECPs should be categorized under OTC drug? Yes 70 (30.8)
No 123 (54.2)
Don’t Know 34 (15.0)
8 Received formal training /education on dispensing of ECP >  1 year back 56 (24.7)
< 1 year back 24 (10.6)
Not received 147 (64.8)
9 Do you think counseling is an important role of dispensers before dispensing ECPs Yes 209 (92.1)
No 9 (4.0)
Don’t Know 9 (4.0)
10 Do you counsel all ECP users while dispensing? Yes 159 (70.0)
No 68 (30.0)
11 Do you counsel on the mechanism of action of ECPs? Yes 105 (46.3)
No 122 (53.7)
12 Do you counsel the time at which ECPs should be taken? Yes 167 (73.6)
No 60 (26.4)
13 Do you counsel on the side effects of ECPs? Yes 151 (66.5)
No 76 (33.5)
Summary of Selected Practice Variables
(Mean Score) Number %
Poor Practice (≤0.5) 57 25.1
Good Practice (> 0.5) 170 74.9
Total 227 100.0