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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of antimicrobial users in drug retailer outlets in Central Zone, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Non-prescribed antimicrobial use and associated factors among customers in drug retail outlet in Central Zone of Tigray, northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Antimicrobial Use  
Prescribed
n (%)
Non-prescribed
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Sex
 Male 224 (54.2) 249 (67.8) 473 (60.6)
 Female 189 (45.8) 118 (32.2) 307 (39.4)
Age group (years)
 18–27 131 (31.7) 149 (40.6) 280 (35.9)
 28–37 139 (33.7) 101 (27.5) 240 (30.7)
 38–47 73 (17.7) 53 (14.4) 126 (16.1)
 48–57 37 (9) 29 (7.9) 66 (8.4)
  ≥ 58 33 (8) 35 (9.5) 68 (8.7)
Ethnic Group
 Tigrians 379 (91.8) 337 (91.8) 716 (91.8)
 Othersa 34 (8.2) 30 (8.2) 64 (8.2)
Religion
 Orthodox-Christian 321 (77.7) 293 (79.8) 614 (78.7)
 Muslim 85 (20.6) 65 (17.7) 150 (19.2)
 Othersa 7 (1.7) 9 (2.5) 16(2.1)
Residence
 Urban 329 (79.7) 266 (72.5) 595 (76.2)
 Rural 84 (20.3) 101 (27.5) 185 (23.8)
Marital status
 Married 288 (69.7) 228 (62.1) 516 (66.1)
 Unmarried 104 (25.2) 119 (32.4) 223 (28.6)
 Divorced/widowed 21 (5.1) 20 (5.4) 41 (5.3)
Educational status
 No education 77 (18.6) 75 (20.4) 152 (19.4)
 Primary 78 (18.9) 71 (19.3) 149 (19.1)
 Secondary 139 (33.7) 121 (33) 260 (33.3)
 Tertiary 119 (28.8) 100 (27.2) 219 (28.0)
Occupation
 Unemployed 50 (12.1) 43 (11.7) 93 (11.9)
 House wife or farmer 124 (30) 100 (27.2) 224 (28.7)
 Student 44 (10.7) 51 (13.9) 95 (12.1)
 Self employed 84 (20.3) 79 (21.5) 163 (20.9)
 Paid employed 111 (26.9) 94 (25.6) 205 (26.3)
Family size
  ≤3 171 (41.4) 159 (43.3) 330 (42.3)
 4 to 6 190 (46) 163 (44.4) 353 (45.2)
  ≥ 7 52 (12.6) 45 (12.3) 97 (12.4)
Monthly income (US Dollar)
  < 6.51 54 (13.1) 76 (20.7) 130 (16.6)
 6.51–19.48 51 (12.3) 41 (11.2) 92 (11.7)
 19.49–32.5 49 (11.9) 32 (8.7) 81 (10.3)
  ≥ 32.51 259 (62.7) 218 (59.4) 477 (61.1)
  1. Othersa: Amhara, Oromo, Guragi