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Table 6 Percentage of participants who need cooperation of pharmacists in various situations

From: Information provision and retrieval by registered salespersons from consumers during over-the-counter drug sales – a questionnaire survey

N = 207 Working with pharmacist (n = 46)
(%)
Not working with pharmacist (n = 161)
(%)
When can’t judge whether to recommend medical consultation to the consumer 37.0 25.5
When asked about the effects of drugs 43.5 23.6*
When asked about the side effects of drugs 63.0 42.9*
When asked about the indication of drugs 34.8 16.1*
When asked about the dosage of drugs 19.6 6.8*
When told that side effects happened 73.9 50.3
When asked about concomitant use with prescription drugs 84.8 79.5
When asked about concomitant use with healthy foods 50.0 25.5*
When deciding whether or not OTC drugs could be sold to pregnant or breast-feeding women 58.7 37.9*
When deciding whether or not OTC drugs could be sold to infants or children 50.0 26.7*
When deciding whether or not OTC drugs could be sold to the elderly 56.5 32.9*
When it’s difficult to explain to foreign consumers about drugs 26.1 14.9
  1. * p < 0.05