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Table 2 Pharmacists’ preference of brand, generic, or neither type of OTC medication by type of health symptoms

From: A cross-sectional survey of pharmacists to understand their personal preference of brand and generic over-the-counter medications used to treat common health conditions

  Brand Generic Neither Total p-value*
Aches 61 (4.02 %) 1233 (81.2 %) 225 (14.8 %) 1519 <0.001
Allergies 59 (2.4 %) 1941 (77.6 %) 503 (20.1 %) 2503 <0.001
Acid Reflux 173 (5.8 %) 1875 (62.4 %) 957 (31.9 %) 3005 <0.001
Constipation 163 (7.1 %) 1273 (55.6 %) 852 (37.2 %) 2288 <0.001
Cough 148 (14.4 %) 687 (66.6 %) 196 (19.0 %) 1031 <0.001
Pain 29 (1.4 %) 544 (26.3 %) 921 (72.3 %) 1494 <0.001
Insomnia 14 (1.4 %) 561 (55.1 %) 444 (43.6 %) 1019 <0.001
Nighttime Cold and Flu 52 (5.3 %) 536 (54.3 %) 399 (40.4 %) 987 <0.001
Daytime Cold and Flu 41 (4.1 %) 496 (49.7 %) 461 (46.2 %) 998 <0.001
Total 740 (5.0 %) 9146 (61.6 %) 4958 (33.4 %) 14844a  
  1. *Chi-squared test for all comparisons
  2. aTotal responses for all 31 product pairs across 9 symptoms