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Table 1 Socio-demographic factors and Chi-squared test results for borrowing and sharing prescription medicine, n = 1614

From: Prevalence of borrowing and sharing prescription medicines and associated socio-demographic factors: findings from COBERS health centres in northern Uganda

  Frequency Borrowed Prescription Medicine Shared Prescription medicine
Variable n (%) Yes (%) No (%) Χ2 P-value Yes (%) No (%) Χ2 P-value
Age groups
 60 and above years 117 (7.2) 27 (23.1) 90 (76.9) 22.17 < 0.001 17 (14.5) 100 (85.5) 44.94 < 0.001
  ≤ 19 Years 105 (6.5) 43 (41.0) 62 (59.1) 42 (40.0) 63 (60.0)
 20–29 years 532 (33.0) 225 (42.3) 307 (57.7) 216 (40.6) 316 (59.4)
 30–39 years 489 (30.3) 163 (33.3) 326 (66.7) 158 (32.3) 331 (67.7)
 40–49 years 236 (14.6) 78 (33.0) 158 (67.0) 63 (26.7) 173 (73.3)
 50–59 years 135 (8.4) 43 (31.9) 92 (68.2) 31 (23.0) 104 (77.0)
Sex
 Male 512 (31.7) 124 (24.2) 388 (75.8) 44.28 < 0.001 103 (20.1) 409 (79.9) 53.58 < 0.001
 Female 1102 (68.3) 455 (41.3) 647 (58.7) 424 (38.5) 678 (61.5)
Level of education
 None 377 (23.3) 133 (35.3) 244 (64.7) 9.26 0.056 108 (28.7) 269 (71.4) 7.41 0.119
 Primary education 786 (48.7) 305 (38.8) 481 (61.2) 268 (34.1) 518 (65.9)
 Ordinary level education 345 (21.4) 111 (32.2) 234 (67.8) 122 (35.4) 223 (64.6)
 Advanced level education 87 (05.4) 27 (31.0) 60 (69) 26 (29.9) 61 (70.1)
 Tertiary education 19 (01.2) 3 (15.8) 16 (84.2) 3 (15.8) 16 (84.2)
Religious affiliation
 Catholic 940 (58.2) 325 (34.6) 615 (65.4) 13.09 0.009 290 (30.9) 650 (69.1) 20.71 < 0.001
 Protestant 590 (36.6) 221 (37.5) 369 (62.5) 200 (33.9) 390 (66.1)
 Muslim 12 (0.8) 3 (25.0) 9 (75.0) 4 (33.3) 8 (66.7)
 Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) 15 (0.9) 1 (6.7) 14 (93.3) 1 (6.7) 14 (93.3)
 Pentecostal 57 (03.5) 29 (50.9) 28 (49.1 32 (56.1) 25 (43.9)
Occupation
 Peasant farmer 1149 (71.2) 426 (37.1) 723 (62.9) 24.27 < 0.001 358 (31.2) 791 (68.8) 42.28 < 0.001
 Employed Salary Earning 171 (10.6) 33 (19.3) 138 (80.7) 32 (18.7) 139 (81.3)
 Business 294 (18.2) 120 (40.8) 174 (59.2) 137 (46.6) 157 (53.4)
Marital status
 Single/Widow/Divorce/Widower 362 (22.4) 122 (33.7) 240 (66.3) 0.96 0.351 108 (29.8) 254 (70.2) 1.68 0.204
 Married/Cohabiting 1252 (77.6) 457 (36.5) 795 (63.5) 419 (33.5) 833 (66.5)