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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the prescribers and dispensers

From: Drivers of irrational use of antibiotics among children: a mixed-method study among prescribers and dispensers in Tanzania

  Prescribers Dispensers P-value
Variable Categories n (%) n (%)  
Age (years)  ≤ 25 4 (7.4) 10 (19.2) 0.0692
26 – 35 41 (75.9%) 27 (51.9)
36 – 45 5 (9.3%) 7 (13.5)
 > 45 4 (7.4%) 8 (15.4)
Sex Male 33 (61.1) 35 (64.8) 0.8421
Female 21 (38.9) 19 (35.2)
Marital status Married 25 (46.3) 30 (55.6) 0.3358
Not married 29 (53.7) 24 (44.4)
Professional education level Postgraduate 5 (9.3) 0 (0.0)  < 0.001
Graduate 41 (75.9) 16 (29.6)
Diploma a8 (14.8) b25 (46.3)
Certificate 0 (0.0) 13 (24.1)
Experience working with pediatric patients (years)  < 1 9 (16.7) 1 (1.9) 0.01074
1 – 5 37 (68.5) 37 (68.5)
 > 5 8 (14.8) 16 (29.6)
  1. aDiploma in Clinical Medicine
  2. bDiploma in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical technician)