Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Community Pharmacists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Herbal Medicines in Asir Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the respondents/background information.

CharacteristicsNumber (out of total 233)Percentage %Chi squareP value

Gender
Male233100
Female00
Age
20-2914562.2123.10.0001
30-398335.6
40-4952.1
50-5900
>6000
Education level
Post-graduate diploma104.31058.50.0001
Bachelor degree21993.9
Pharm D31.3
Master degree10.4
PhD00
Experience
<141.7296.50.0001
1-513357.1
6-107431.8
11-15166.9
16-2052.1
2010.4
Location of the pharmacy
City20788.8213.80.0001
Village2611.2
The most commonly dispensed herbal product through the community pharmacy
Ginseng18579.4.7850.376
Ginkgo10344.2.7850.376
Valerian3816.3132.70.000
St John’s wort114.7250.90.000
Ginger208.6207.40.000
Arnica31.3298.60.000
Chamomile219204.20.000
Maca|-root31.3298.60.000
Garlic9842.13.50.000
Other (e.g. Echinacea, devil’s claw, horse chestnut, passion ower, guarana)
4619.7108.40.060
Categories of herbal products that are most commonly dispensed
Cough preparations20387.1218.50.0001
General Health Tonic (Vitality)10042.90.3330.564
Slimming agents5423.271.050.0001
Others (Insomnia, Low Mood, children immunity, Mental alertness)3414.6141.50.0001

p<0.05, p <0.001.

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