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Table 1 Characteristics of the private retail pharmacies in the DI Khan city, Pakistan

From: A survey of knowledge, attitude, and practices of private retail pharmacies staff in tuberculosis care: study from Dera Ismail Khan City, Pakistan

  Number (%)
Total Participants 82 (100)
Professional background
 Pharmacists 4 (5)
 Pharmacy assistants 27 (33)
 Sales person 51 (62)
Experience of staff in retail pharmacy (years)
  ≤ 5 34 (41)
 6–15 30 (37)
 16–25 10 (12)
  > 25 8 (10)
Number of staff working in pharmacies
 2–3 47 (57)
 4–5 29 (35)
 6–7 6 (7)
Walking distance of health facility from pharmacy
  < 10 min 62 (76)
  < 30 min 20 (24)
Years of pharmacies operation
 0–5 24 (29)
 6–15 29 (35)
 16–25 18 (22)
  > 25 11 (13)
Number of customers per day
  ≤ 50 31 (38)
 51–100 33 (40)
  > 100 18 (22)
Records for customers
 Sales/drug register 11 (13)
 No record 71 (87)
Availability of TB informational materials
 Brochures/pamphlet 10 (12)
 Posters 11 (13)
 Pharma companies drug advertisement 10 (12)
 No Information material 51 (62)