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Table 3 Perceptions on unused and expired Pharmaceuticals among Households in Harar City, Eastern Ethiopia from February 27–April 27, 2018 (n = 694)

From: Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice towards disposal of unused and expired pharmaceuticals among community in Harar city, Eastern Ethiopia

Statement Strongly disagree n(%) Disagree n(%) Neutral n(%) Agree n(%) Strongly agree n(%)
Unused and expired medicines present potential risks at home 33 (4.8) 30 (4.3) 7 (1.0) 260 (37.5) 364 (52.4)
Children are more vulnerable to the risks of associated with unused and expired household medicines 22 (3.2) 17 (2.4) 6 (0.9) 221 (31.8) 428 (61.7)
There is lack of adequate information on safe disposal of unused and expired household medicines 44 (6.3) 43 (6.2) 26 (3.7) 312 (45.0) 269 (38.8)
Doctors and healthcare professionals do provide advice on safe disposal of unused and expired household medicines 122 (17.6) 167 (24.1) 59 (8.5) 239 (34.4) 107 (15.4)
Take-back programs of unused and expired medicines should be mandatory 41 (5.9) 63 (9.1) 54 (7.8) 211 (30.4) 325 (46.8)