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Table 1 Selected responses to exit customer interviews performed in drugstores, duka la dawa baridi, in Tanzania.

From: "Practical knowledge" and perceptions of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance among drugsellers in Tanzanian private drugstores

  Number of respondents
  (N = 350)
  n (%)
The respondent reported that he/she:  
Had bought antibiotics (excluding SP*) 84 (24)
Bought drugs for someone else 151 (43)
Had seen health worker 104 (30)
Said that the health worker seen was a doctor 79 (23)
Had a prescription 94 (27)
Could afford all drugs prescribed/recommended 316 (90)
The respondent reported that he/she was:  
Told how to use the drug 327 (93)
Given both oral and written information 231 (66)
The respondent reported that he/she was informed about:  
The name of the drug 168 (48)
The strength of the drug 16 (5)
How many times a day to take the drug 312 (89)
The duration of treatment 220 (63)
To take drug with or without food 95 (27)
Side effects 10 (3)
Interactions with other medicines 5 (1)
Not to share drug with others 6 (2)
How to store the drug 27 (8)
To keep out of reach of children 60 (17)
The knowledge of the drugseller was ranked as:  
Very high 44 (13)
High 216 (62)
Medium 67 (19)
Low 13 (4)
  1. *Sulfadoxine Pyrimethamine