Table 4: Association of factors affecting ability to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit drugs.

Factors⁢Ability to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit drugsChi-square value
YesNo
(%) (%)

Knowledge on health effects of counterfeit drugs
 Yes138 (58.2)99 (41.8)3.3870.015
 No25 (44.6)31 (55.4)
Knowledge on economic effects of counterfeit drugs
 Yes30 (47.6)33 (52.4)2.0870.149
 No133 (57.8)97 (42.2)
Knowledge of distinguishing features
 Label/legitimacy68 (54.4)57 (45.6)8.7360.005
 Packaging material50 (55.6)40 (44.4)
 Expiry date23 (57.5)17 (42.5)
 Country of origin7 (63.6)4 (36.4)
 Brand name9 (47.4)10 (52.6)
 ISO certification6 (75.0)2 (25.0)
Source of information on counterfeit drugs
 Media108 (53.5)94 (46.5)4.9770.290
 Relatives and friends26 (53.1)23 (46.9)
 Schools10 (62.5)6 (37.5)
 Advertising materials9 (64.3)5 (35.7)
 Health facilities10 (83.3)2 (16.7)