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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study sample at baseline (n = 869)

From: Knowledge and perceptions of pharmacists’ readiness during coronavirus pandemic: the case of United Arab Emirates

Parameters n (%)
Age, n (%)
• 18–24
• 25–30
• 31–35
• 36–40
• 41–45
• Above 45
493 (56.7)
129 (14.8)
77 (8.9)
58 (6.7)
55 (6.3)
57 (6.6)
Gender, n (%)
• Female
• Male
662 (76.2)
207 (23.8)
Marital status, n (%)
• Married
• None-married (single, divorced, or widowed)
267 (30.8)
602 (69.3)
Educational level, n (%)
• Undergraduate studies
• Diploma
• B. Pharm
• Pharm. D
• Masters
• PhD
319 (36.7)
26 (3.0)
334 (38.4)
39 (4.5)
126 (14.5)
25 (2.9)
Employment, n (%)
• Pharmacy owner
• Community pharmacist
• Hospital pharmacist
• Pharmacy trainee
• Faculty member
• Trainee
17 (2.0)
124 (14.3)
162 (18.6)
71 (8.2)
72 (8.3)
422 (48.6)
Living area, n (%)
• Abu Dhabi
• Dubai
• Sharjah
• Ajman
• Umm Al Quwain
• Ras Al Khaimah
• Fujairah
• Outside the UAE
189 (21.7)
147 (16.9)
371 (42.7)
82 (9.4)
7 (0.8)
38 (4.4)
13 (1.5)
22 (2.6)
Graduation years, n (%)
• Current graduated
• 1–5 years ago
• 6–15 years ago
• 16–25 years ago
• More than 25 years ago
425 (48.9)
182 (21.0)
151 (17.4)
69 (7.9)
42 (4.8)
Years of experience, n (%)
• No experience
• 1–5 years
• 6–10 years
• 11–15 years
• 16–20 years
• 21–25 years
• More than 25 years
456 (52.5)
176 (20.2)
80 (9.2)
60 (6.9)
38 (4.4)
27 (3.1)
32 (3.7)
The number of attended educational workshop in the last year, n (%)
• 0
• 1
• 2
• 3
• 4
• 5
• More than 5
219 (25.2)
106 (12.2)
153 (17.6)
122 (14.0)
68 (7.8)
42 (4.8)
159 (18.4)