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Table 1 Characteristics of Licensed Chemical Shop and Pharmaceutical Attendants in the Kintampo North Municipality and South District

From: Two years post affordable medicines facility for malaria program: availability and prices of anti-malarial drugs in central Ghana

Variable Urban Shops Rural Shops All Shops
Number of Shops 32 31 63
Average Age (Range) 41.8 (20–73) 42.0 (18–65) 41.9 (18–73)
Experience in years (Range) 12.0 (2–30) 13.0 (1–30) 12.5 (1–30)
Gender %, Male 93.8 71.0 82.5
Type of Drug Outlet %, Licensed Chemical Shop 90.6 100.0 95.2
Sales Record %, Keeps Record 84.4 51.6 68.3
Level of Education %, Above Secondary Education 81.3 48.4 65.1
Professional Drug-Dispensing Qualification %, Has Qualification 43.8 38.7 41.3
Malaria Treatment Trained in Past 6 Months %, Attended Training 84.3 71.0 77.8