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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of the respondents and their dispensing practice

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

Variables Selected Practice Variables Chi-Square value p-value
Poor Practice
n (%)
Good Practice
n (%)
  
Age (years)
  < 20 18 (31.6) 11(6.5) 30.502 0.000*
 20–29 27(47.4) 80(47.1)   
 30–39 10(17.5) 41(24.1)   
 40–49 1(1.8) 22(12.9)   
 Greater and equal to 50 1(1.8) 16(9.4)   
Gender
 Male 31(54.4) 100(58.8) 0.344 0.557
 Female 26(45.6) 70(41.2)   
Religion
 Hindu 45(78.9) 145(85.3) 3.774 0.287
 Buddhist 9(15.8) 23(13.5)   
 Muslim 2(3.5) 1(0.6)   
 Christian 1(1.8) 1(0.6)   
Degree
 B Pharmacy 11(19.3) 46(27.1) 7.004 0.136
 CMA 12(21.1) 17(10.0)   
 D Pharmacy 20(35.1) 70(41.2)   
 M Pharmacy 2(3.5) 11(6.5)   
 Others 12(21.1) 26(15.3)   
Primary Position
 Staff 39(68.4) 70(41.2) 13.476 0.004*
 Manager 3(5.3) 9(5.3)   
 Owner 15(26.3) 90(52.9)   
 Others 0(0.0) 1(0.6)   
Years of Experience
  < 5 years 35(61.4) 76(44.7) 12.367 0.002*
 5–10 years 18(31.6) 43(25.3)   
  > 10 years 4(7.0) 51(30.0)   
Location of Pharmacy
 Inside city 24(42.1) 99(58.2) 7.947 0.019*
 Near Hospital 18(31.6) 51(30.0)   
 Periphery 15(26.3) 20(11.8)   
District in which pharmacy is situated
 Kathmandu 17(29.8) 153(90.0) 82.226 0.000*
 Lalitpur 25(43.9) 11(6.5)   
 Bhaktapur 15(26.3) 6(3.5)   
  1. * indicates statistically significant at p-value less than 0.05