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Table 5 Public health activities indicated to be carried out in community pharmacies

From: Engaging Nigerian community pharmacists in public health programs: assessment of their knowledge, attitude and practice in Enugu metropolis

Activities Frequency % involvement
Screening for diabetes 27 67.5
Screening for hypertension 27 67.5
Drug abuse/safe use of drugs 11 27.5
Weight checks 11 27.5
General/personal hygiene 9 22.5
Advice and treatment of sexually transmitted infection/HIV/AIDS 6 15
Family planning/emergency contraception 4 10
Advice on smoking cessation 3 7.5
Education on physical activity 3 7.5
Screening for dyslipidemia 3 7.5
Management of common ailments 3 7.5
Awareness of immunization/vaccination 2 5
Breast feeding 2 5
Screening for malaria 2 5
Body mass index (BMI) measurement 2 5
Breast feeding 2 5
Ovulation/pregnancy test 1 2.5
Folic acid supplementation for child bearing women 1 2.5