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Table 3 Pharmacists’ responses for the likelihood of taking OTC medications by 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

Health symptom Mean responsea (SD)
Ache 8.60 (2.02)
Allergies 8.36 (2.29)
Pain 8.01 (2.54)
Nighttime Cold and Flu 7.60 (2.92)
Acid Reflux 7.42 (2.97)
Daytime Cold and Flu 7.37 (2.95)
Cough 7.15 (3.01)
Constipation 6.52 (3.46)
Insomnia 4.84 (3.77)
Average of Mean Responses 7.32 (2.88)
  1. Abbreviations used: SD standard deviation
  2. aFrom an 11-point Likert Scale, where 0 = Not Likely and 10 = Very Likely