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Table 3 Pharmacy workers’ knowledge on antihypertensive and anticonvulsant drug by demographic and employment characteristics

From: Knowledge of pharmacy workers on antihypertensive and anticonvulsant drugs for managing pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh

Variables Knowledge on antihypertensive Knowledge on anticonvulsant
Poor
(n = 297)
Correct (n = 85) P-value Poor
(n = 314)
Correct (n = 68) P-value
n % n %   n % n %  
Sex      0.919a      0.09a
 Male 246 77.8 70 22.2   255 80.7 61 19.3  
 Female 51 77.3 15 22.7   59 89.4 7 10.6  
Age (year)      0.396a      0.38a
  < 30 56 81.2 13 18.8   59 85.5 10 14.5  
 30–39 92 80.7 22 19.3   96 84.2 18 15.8  
 40–49 63 71.6 25 28.4   67 76.1 21 23.9  
  > =50 86 77.5 25 22.5   92 82.9 19 17.1  
Type of medical drug store      < 0.001b      0.07b
Public (n = 143)
  District Hospital /MCWC 4 50.0 4 50.0   6 75.0 2 25.0  
  UHC 16 76.2 5 23.8   16 76.2 5 23.8  
  UH&FWC 72 63.2 42 36.8   86 75.4 28 24.6  
Private (n = 239)           
  Private pharmacies/ drug stores 205 85.8 34 14.2   206 86.2 33 13.8  
District/ geographical distribution      0.01a      < 0.001a
 Comilla 98 79.0 26 21.0   105 84.7 19 15.3  
 Rangpur 51 63.8 29 36.2   67 83.8 13 16.3  
 Tangail 75 83.3 15 16.7   62 68.9 28 31.1  
 Bhola 73 82.9 15 17.1   80 90.9 8 9.1  
Title of pharmacy worker      < 0.001b      0.09b
Public
  Pharmacist 20 71.4 8 28.6   21 75.0 7 25.0  
  Service providers (FWV/SACMO) additionally, work in pharmacy 62 60.2 41 39.8   77 74.8 26 25.2  
 Drug store keeper 10 83.3 2 16.7   10 83.3 2 16.7  
Private
  Drug seller/ store manager 34 91.9 3 8.1   33 89.2 4 10.8  
  Drug store owner 171 84.7 32 15.3   173 85.6 29 14.4  
Years’ experience      0.59b      0.36b
 Less than 1 year 11 73.3 4 26.7   12 80.0 3 20.0  
 1–5 years 71 81.6 16 18.4   76 87.4 11 12.6  
 More than 5 215 76.8 65 23.2   226 80.7 54 19.3  
Received any basic medical training      0.32a      0.003a
 No 75 81.5 17 18.5   85 92.4 7 7.6  
 Yes 222 76.5 68 23.5   229 78.9 61 21.1  
  1. Note: a: Chi-square test and b: Fisher exact test: FWV Family Welfare Visitor, SACMO Sub Assistant Community Medical Officer, MCWC Maternal and Child Welfare Center, UHC Upazila Health Complex, UH&FWC Union Health and Family Welfare Center