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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients in the study sample (n = 123)

From: Antibiotic repeat prescriptions: are patients not re-filling them properly?

Demographical characteristics n (%) Demographical characteristics n (%)
Sex Prescription presented is for:
Female 67 (54.4) Myself 94 (77)
Age My child 9 (7.4)
18-30 29 (23.8) My partner 19 (15.6)
31-45 28 (23.0) Educational Status
46-55 20 (16.4) Primary School 5 (4.3)
55-65 20 (16.4) Secondary School 47 (40.2)
65-80 21 (17.2) University 56 (47.9)
 > 80 4 (3.3) Preferred not to disclose 9 (7.7)
Missing 1 Missing 6
Concessional Status Employment Status
General 69 (60.0) Full-time 51 (41.8)
Concession 36 (31.3) Part-time 19 (15.6)
Repatriation 4 (3.5) Casual 14 (11.5)
Number of prescriptions filled for themselves Retired 29 (23.8)
None 18 (14.6) Unemployed 9 (7.4)
 < 1 per month 48 (39.3) Missing 1
1 per month 13 (10.7)   
2-5 per month 29 (23.8)   
 > 5 per month 14 (11.5)   
Missing 1