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Table 2 Characteristics of the sampled drug shops %

From: Exploring the status of retail private drug shops in Bangladesh and action points for developing an accredited drug shop model: a facility based cross-sectional study

  Rural Urban All
(n = 90) (n = 21) (N = 111)
Drug shop has been in operation for_
  < 5 years 32 38 33
 5–10 years 21 24 22
 10+ years 47 38 45
Distance from nearest health facility is ≤30 min walk 90 95 91
Possess drug license (reported) 81 90 83
Possess trade license (reported) 96 100 96
The shop was reported to be inspected by a Drug Inspector
 Within past one year 84 79 83
 Within past two years 16 21 17
Stock register maintained (reported) 8 14 9
Drug sales record maintained (reported) 8 19 10
Functional refrigerator available (checked) 31 33 31
Besides dispensing, additional services available (multiple response)
 Pushing injections 59 67 60
 Diagnostic services (e.g., testing blood sugar, measuring blood pressure) 62 67 63
 Vaccination services (e.g., TT, rabies vaccine) 30 38 31
 Burn and wound treatment/dressing 66 52 63
Source of clients (multiple responses)
 Public health facilities/clinics/hospitals 34 19 31
 Private health facilities/clinics/hospitals 10 19 12
 Private chambers of doctors 7 5 6
 Self-referral 67 76 68
Clients visiting daily without prescriptiona 69
(n = 4511)
64
(n = 973)
65
(n = 5484)
  1. aaverage number of clients visiting a drug shop in a day as reported by the respondents