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Table 2 Associations between the numbers of correct matches of brand names with active substances in relation to different factors (n = 209)

From: Generic versus brand-name over-the-counter analgesics: knowledge and attitudes among Swedish pharmacy customers

  0–2 matches 3–4 matches p value*
Sex
 Female 86 (62.3%) 52 (37.7%) 0.015
 Male 56 (78.9%) 15 (21.1%)
Age group
 18–39 years 68 (64.2%) 38 (35.8%) 0.327
 40–59 years 41 (68.3%) 19 (31.7%)
 ≥ 60 years 33 (76.7%) 10 (23.3%)
Educational level
 Lower 88 (62.0%) 54 (38.0%) 0.006
 Higher 28 (41.8%) 39 (58.2%)
Frequency of OTC analgesic use
 At least weekly 27 (71.1%) 11 (28.9%) 0.650
 Less than weekly 115 (67.3%) 56 (32.7%)
Been offered generic substitution of prescription drugs
 No 59 (77.6%) 17 (22.4%) 0.023
 Yes 83 (62.4%) 50 (37.6%)
Choice of OTC analgesic
 Generic brand 92 (63.4%) 53 (36.6%) 0.036
 Original brand 50 (78.1%) 14 (21.9%)
  1. *Pearson’s chi-square test, p < 0.05