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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study pharmacists who used versus never used vitamins, minerals, herbals, and other dietary supplements

From: How do pharmacists use and recommend vitamins, minerals, herbals and other dietary supplements?

Characteristic Used Vitamins/Minerals N (%) Never Used Vitamins /Minerals N (%) p value Used Herbals/other dietary supplements N (%) Never Used Herbals/other dietary supplements N (%) p value
Gender n = 498 n = 26 0.031 n = 268 n = 260 0.039
Male 193 (39 16 (62) 96 (36) 116 (45)
Female 305 (61) 10 (38) 172 (64) 144 (55)
Age, years n = 490 n = 26 0.943 n = 263 n = 258 < 0.001
< 25 11 (2) 1 (4) 6 (2) 6 (2)
25–34 125 (26) 5 (19) 50 (19) 80 (31)
35–44 109 (22) 6 (23) 53 (20) 62 (24)
≥45 245 (50) 14 (54) 154 (59) 110 (43)
Type of practice setting n = 492 n = 26 0.934 n = 268 n = 258 0.521
Community 207 (42) 10 (38) 115 (43) 106 (41)
Institutional 139 (28) 7 (27) 71 (26) 76 (29)
Academic 24 (5) 1 (4) 10 (4) 15 (6)
Other 122 (25) 8 (31) 72 (27) 61 (24)
Location of practice setting n = 495 n = 26 0.938 n = 267 n = 260 0.660
Rural 56 (11) 3 (12) 32 (12) 28 (11)
Non-rural 439 (89) 23 (88) 235 (88) 232 (89)
  1. A total of 639 respondents completed the survey, however they were not required to answer all questions thus the numbers in Table 1 do not always equal the total sample size. p values indicate differences between those who have used and those who have never used vitamins/minerals, and those who have used and those who have never used herbals/other dietary supplements