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Table 1 Characteristics of Lebanese community pharmacist and pharmacies

From: A cross-sectional survey on community pharmacists readiness to fight COVID-19 in a developing country: knowledge, attitude, and practice in Lebanon

Characteristics of pharmacist and pharmacy Total = 310 Knowledge Attitude Practice
Age (mean ± SD) 31.85 ± 7.99 r = − 0.06; p = 0.308 r = − 0.07; p = 0.222 r = − 0.044; p = 0.437
Gender
 Males 95 (30.6%) 25.36 ± 3.90 8.78 ± 3.67 36.65 ± 6.52
 Females 215 (69.4%) 26.06 ± 3.62 9.39 ± 3.92 36.84 ± 7.44
 p   0.124 0.195 0.835
Muhafazat
 Beirut 72 (23.2%) 25.55 ± 3.31 9.48 ± 3.87 35.90 ± 6.76
 Mount Lebanon 150 (48.4%) 26.08 ± 3.74 9.35 ± 3.69 36.78 ± 7.10
 North 26 (8.4%) 26.11 ± 4.02 9.92 ± 4.02 36.88 ± 7.63
 South 45 (14.5%) 25.49 ± 3.77 8.22 ± 4.13 38.15 ± 6.92
 Bekaa 17 (5.5%) 25.53 ± 4.65 8.29 ± 4.04 36.70 ± 9.34
 p   0.817 0.253 0.604
Years of experience in community pharmacy 7.51 ± 8.49 r = − 0.04; p = 0.470 r = − 0.04; p = 0.461 r = − 0.06; p = 0.254
Owner of the Community Pharmacy 145 (46.8%) 25.68 ± 3.78 8.96 ± 3.74 37.59 ± 6.73
Employee at the Community Pharmacy 165 (53.2%) 25.89 ± 3.64 9.35 ± 3.93 35.77 ± 7.44
p   0.629 0.371 0.026
Working on a Part-time basis 84 (27.1%) 25.47 ± 3.82 10.17 ± 3.90 36.82 ± 8.47
Working on a Full-time basis 226 (72.9%) 25.98 ± 3.67 8.85 ± 3.78 36.76 ± 6.63
p   0.285 0.007 0.951
Per day, how many patients come into the pharmacy asking you about the COVID-19 virus?
  < 10 36 (11.6%) 26.14 ± 3.34 9.11 ± 4.14 34.36 ± 6.49
 10–50 168 (54.2%) 25.99 ± 3.78 9.14 ± 4.01 37.27 ± 6.44
 51–100 62 (20.0%) 25.16 ± 3.88 9.84 ± 3.44 37.37 ± 8.48
  > 100 44 (14.2%) 26.03 ± 3.52 8.64 ± 3.56 36.04 ± 8.03
 p   0.444 0.442 0.122
How many pharmacists/technicians are on duty at any single point in time at the pharmacy?
 1 118 (38.1%) 25.80 ± 3.85 8.79 ± 3.86 36.42 ± 6.58
 2 130 (41.9%) 25.82 ± 3.68 9.44 ± 3.80 37.34 ± 7.18
 3 41 (13.2%) 25.51 ± 3.47 9.05 ± 4.29 37.05 ± 7.92
  > 3 21 (6.8%) 26.95 ± 3.69 10.38 ± 3.07 34.81 ± 8.66
 p   0.530 0.272 0.437
  1. Numbers in bold indicate significant p-values; numbers are presented as frequency (percentage) or mean ± standard deviation