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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Characteristics of respondents

Characteristics N %
Total number of respondents 416 100.0
Sociodemographic aspects
Gender Male 229 55.0
Female 187 45.0
Age group (years) 20–29 101 24.3
30–39 33 7.9
40–49 25 6.0
50–59 140 33.7
60–69 69 16.6
≥70 48 11.5
Education level ≤Middle school 2 0.5
High school 67 16.1
College/University 273 65.6
Graduate school 74 17.8
Living location Seoul* 177 42.5
Gyeonggi/Incheon* 193 46.4
Gangwon 3 0.7
Chungcheong 15 3.6
Gyeongsang 12 2.9
Jeolla 16 3.8
Jeju 0 0.0
Experience of community pharmacy services during the last 1 year
Frequency of visiting community pharmacy per month ≤1 178 42.8
2–3 145 34.9
4–5 47 11.3
≤6 46 11.1
Purpose of visiting community pharmacy (multiple answers allowed) To fill prescription medication 358 86.1
To purchase over-the-counter medications (e.g., digestive medicine, analgesics, and pain relief patches) 188 45.2
To purchase health functional food (nutritional supplements) 27 6.5
To purchase para-pharmaceutical products (e.g., adhesive bandages and masks) 111 26.7
To obtain general health information 7 1.7
Other 4 0.9
Number of pharmacists among close acquaintances 0 233 56.0
1–2 165 39.7
≥3 18 4.3
Subjectively perceived health condition Very poor 1 0.2
Poor 48 11.5
Fair 185 44.5
Good 152 36.5
Very good 30 7.2
Interest in health or health-related information Not interested at all 3 0.7
Not interested 30 7.2
Neutral 169 40.6
Interested 166 39.9
Very interested 48 11.5

* Classified as a metropolitan region.

Korean J Clin Pharm 2021;31:301-10 https://doi.org/10.24304/kjcp.2021.31.4.301
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