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Table 3 Causes for irrational antibiotics dispensing

From: Antibiotic sales in rural and urban pharmacies in northern Vietnam: an observational study

  Percentage of respondents within area agreed with given reasons
Reasons outcomes Urban (n = 26) Rural (n = 17)
Fear of losing customers 18 (69%) 17 (100%)
Pressure from patient’s demand 10 (38%)* 13 (76%)*
Insufficient knowledge of dispensers 7 (27%) 4 (23%)
Inappropriate prescribing of doctors 18 (69%)* 5 (29%)*
High profitability of antibiotics 8 (31%) 6 (35%)
Other (quality of diagnosis or health services) 12 (71%) 12 (46%)
  1. *Significant different between groups using Chi-square test (p value <0.05).