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Table 4 Differences in the proportion of respondents using self-medication according to place of residence, gender and age

From: Self-medication and non-doctor prescription practices in Pokhara valley, Western Nepal: a questionnaire-based study

Respondent characteristics Proportion using self-medication
Urban 0.65
Rural 0.5
Male 0.64*
Female 0.4
Age < 40 years 0.7**
Age ≥ 40 years 0.42
  1. * z = 2.22, p < 0.05, compared to female respondents ** z = 4.84, p < 0.05, compared to respondents aged ≥ 40 years