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Table 1 Household characteristics and medicines by surveyed district

From: Assessing medication packaging and labelling appropriateness in Sri Lanka

  Ampara Colombo Kandy Monaragala Polonnaruwa Rathnapura Total
Households surveyed (N) 216 213 210 216 255 212 1322
Persons per household (mean, range) 4.3 (1–9) 4.3 (1–8) 4.4 (1–9) 4.1 (1–9) 4.1 (1–8) 4.2 (1–9) 4.2 (1–9)
Western medicines (N) 765 1074 980 989 847 1101 5756
Western medicines per household (mean, range) 3.5 (0–14) 5.0 (0–15) 4.7 (0–15) 4.6 (0–15) 3.3 (0–15) 5.2 (0–14) 4.4 (0–15)
Traditional medicines per household (mean, range) 0.8 (0–5) 0.9 (0–5) 0.5 (0–5) 1.3 (0–7) 0.7 (0–9) 0.8 (0–4) 0.8 (0–9)