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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of patients served in five community pharmacies in Southern India

From: Assessment of current prescribing practices using World Health Organization core drug use and complementary indicators in selected rural community pharmacies in Southern India

Socio-economic characteristics Frequency (N) Percentage (%)
Age (yrs)
 <5
 5.1–15
 15.1–25
 25.1–35
 35.1–45
 45.1–55
 55.1–65
 65.1–75
 >75.1
110
73
162
429
116
79
67
12
4
10.5
6.9
15.4
40.8
11.0
7.5
6.4
1.1
0.4
Sex
 Male
 Female
447
605
42.5
57.5
Educational Status
 <SSLC
 SSLC
 HSC
 Diploma
 UG
 PG
 Unknown/Nil
217
89
112
30
423
70
111
20.6
8.5
10.6
2.9
40.2
6.7
10.6
BMI
 <18.5
 18.5–24.9
 25–29.9
 30–34.9
 >34.9
75
345
372
198
62
7.1
32.8
35.4
18.8
5.9
  1. SSLC secondary school leaving certificate, HSC higher secondary certificate, UG under graduate, PG post graduate