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Table 1 Demographics of self-medication survey respondents visiting two pharmacies in the Guatemala City area

From: Comparing antibiotic self-medication in two socio-economic groups in Guatemala City: a descriptive cross-sectional study

Basic demographics # Suburb n = 221, (%) # City center n = 197, (%)
Age   
16-19 14 (6%) 15 (7%)
20-29 63 (29%) 77 (39%)
30-39 59 (27%) 45(23%)
40-49 43 (19%) 25 (13%)
50 and above 42 (19%) 35 (18%)
Gender   
Female 155 (70%) 137 (70%)
Male 66 (30%) 60 (30%)
Marital Status   
Married 124 (56%) 88 (45%)
Single 28 (13%)* 53 (27%)*
Other 69 (31%) 56 (28%)
Educational level   
Less than Middle School 60 (27%)* 131 (66%)*
Middle School Education 55 (25%) 52 (26%)
High School Education 59 (27%)* 6 (3%)*
College Education 47 (21%)* 8 (4%)*
Income   
$0-$667 95 (43%)* 153 (77%)*
$668-$1,333 38 (17%)* 9 (5%)*
$1,334-$2,666 88 (40%)* 35 (18%)*
Occupation   
House wife 45 (20%) 49 (25%)
Salaried employee 138 (62%) 108 (55%)
Independent worker 22 (10%) 17 (8%)
Other 16 (7%) 23 (12%)
  1. *Significant difference between suburb and city center pharmacies, p < 0.01.