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Table 3 Factors affecting amount spent in purchasing western and Chinese OTC products

From: Public perception on the role of community pharmacists in self-medication and self-care in Hong Kong

  Western OTC products Chinese OTC products
   Univariate analysis (Chi-square) Multivariate Analysis (Logistic Regression) Univariate analysis (Chi-square) Multivariate Analysis (Logistic Regression)
  ≤ $100
n (%)
$101 or above
n (%)
X2 P $101 or above
OR (95% CI)
P ≤ $100
n (%)
$101 or above
n (%)
X2 P $101 or above
OR (95% CI)
P
Age (yrs)             
18-29 34 (22.5) 5 (13.9) 1.61 0.446    5 (14.3) 4 (10.3) 0.28 0.868   
30-59 99 (65.6) 25 (69.4)      23 (65.7) 27 (69.2)     
60 or above 18 (11.9) 6 (16.7)      7 (20.0) 8 (20.5)     
Gender             
Male 74 (49.3) 12 (33.3) 2.99 0.096 0.54 (0.25-1.19) 0.126 18 (50.0) 12 (30.8) 0.29 0.104 0.50 (0.19-1.31) 0.157
Female 76 (50.7) 24 (66.7)    reference   18 (50.0) 27 (69.2)    reference  
Education             
No schooling/primary 14 (9.3) 3 (8.3) 0.11 0.949    5 (14.3) 8 (21.1) 0.86 0.651   
Secondary 79 (52.7) 20 (55.6)      18 (51.4) 20 (52.6)     
Diploma/degree 57 (38.0) 13 (36.1)      12 (34.3) 10 (26.3)     
Monthly household income (HK$) #             
< $2000-$5999 7 (5.4) 2 (8.0) 3.05 0.384    1 (3.8) 4 (14.8) 2.16 0.339   
$6000-$9999 12 (9.2) 0      0 0     
$10000-$24999 56 (43.1) 10 (40.0)      15 (57.7) 12 (44.4)     
≥$25000 55 (42.3) 13 (52.0)      10 (38.5) 11 (40.7)     
Presence of chronic illness             
Yes 22(14.6) 14 (38.9) 11.06 0.002 3.58 (1.58-8.09) 0.002 9 (25.0) 20 (51.3) 5.45 0.032 2.94 (1.08-7.95) 0.034
No 129 (85.4) 22 (61.1)    reference   27 (75.0) 19 (48.7)    reference  
  1. #HKD1 = USD0.128