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Table 2 Distribution of pharmacists per area of practice

From: An analysis of pharmacy workforce capacity in Nigeria

Area of Practice N Licensed Pharmacists (% Total) N licensed pharmacists with known area of practice (%)
Academia 106 (0.8) 106 (1.42)
Administrative & regulatory 331 (2.6) 331 (4.43)
Industry 227 (1.8) 227 (3.04)
Hospital 1421 [11] 1421 [19]
Community 5380 (42) 5380 (72)
Others* 5342 (41.7)
Total 12,807 7465
  1. *includes 67 licensed pharmacists with unspecified area of practice, 1100 licensed but unemployed pharmacists, and 4175 pharmacists undergoing national youth service (NYSC). NYSC is a one-year mandatory service for recent graduates and involves working in government institutions and not necessarily as a pharmacist