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Table 4 Participants’ attitudes towards generic OTC analgesics (n = 208)

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

Statement Corresponds very well, n (%) Corresponds fairly well, n (%) Corresponds neither well nor poorly, n (%) Corresponds fairly poorly, n (%) Corresponds very poorly, n (%)
1. I am positive towards cheaper brands on the market 122 (58.7%) 47 (22.6%) 21 (10.1%) 10 (4.8%) 8 (3.8%)
2. I feel safe when I buy cheaper brands 69 (33.2%) 59 (28.4%) 52 (25.0%) 18 (8.7%) 10 (4.8%)
3. A lower drug price entails poorer quality 2 (1.0%) 17 (8.2%) 58 (27.9%) 52 (25.0%) 79 (38.0%)
4. Cheaper brands are of the same quality as the more expensive brands 56 (26.9%) 51 (24.5%) 63 (30.3%) 27 (13.0%) 11 (5.3%)