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Table 1 Sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the participants (n = 435)

From: Factors associated with empathy among community pharmacists in Lebanon

FactorN (%)
Gender
 Male223 (52.0%)
 Female206 (48.0%)
District
 Beirut77 (18.0%)
 Mount Lebanon150 (35.1%)
 North66 (15.5%)
 South48 (11.2%)
 Bekaa48 (11.2%)
Educational level
 Bachelor of science250 (58.4%)
 Pharm.D106 (24.8%)
 Masters60 (14.0%)
 PhD12 (2.8%)
Professional status
 Employer299 (68.7%)
 Employee128 (30.0%)
Experience
 Less than 6 months24 (5.6%)
 6 months to 1 year20 (4.6%)
 1 year to less than 3 years36 (8.4%)
 3 years to less than 6 years64 (14.8%)
 6 years to less than 12 years118 (27.4%)
 More than 12 years169 (39.2%)
Approximate number of patients seen per day in the pharmacy
  < 103 (0.7%)
 10–50131 (30.8%)
 50–100188 (44.2%)
  > 100103 (24.2%)
Working hours per week
 1–16 h per week27 (6.3%)
 17–31 h per week48 (11.2%)
 32–40 h per week96 (22.3%)
 More than 40 h per week259 (60.2%)
Social status of the patients
 Poor26 (6.1%)
 Middle193 (45.6%)
 High16 (3.8%)
 Do not know185 (43.7%)
Family income per month
  < 1000 USD35 (8.9%)
 1000–2000 USD90 (20.7%)
 2000–3000 USD129 (32.7%)
  > 3000 USD140 (35.5%)
Mean ± SD
 Age (in years)38.97 ± 11.13
 House crowding index0.89 ± 0.44