약학회지
YAKHAK HOEJI
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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

Analysis of UEM* in non-prescription medicines**

Characteristics Categories n Mean±SD (%)
Total UEM (n=141) UEM collection in non-prescription medicines 46 - 32.62
Number of OTC per subject - 1.51±1.90 -
Number of health functional foods per subject - 1.71±1.92 -
Buyer (n=141) Gift (from family) 65 46.09
Self-purchase 59 41.84
Gift (from friend) 9 6.38
Gift (etc.) 6 4.25
Forgetting 3 2.12
Purchase route (n=141) Consultation from a doctor or pharmacist 59 41.84
Recommendation from an acquaintance 29 20.56
Online shopping 11 7.80
TV home shopping 9 6.38
Door-to-door sales 4 2.83
Etc. 7 4.96
Reasons for not taking *** (n=47) Forgetting to take medicines 14 29.78
Expiration of validity 14 29.78
There are many other medicines 8 17.02
Not as effective 7 14.89
Taking later 4 8.51
Side effects 2 4.25
No response 11 23.40
Etc. 6 12.76

*UEM=unused and expired medications

**OTC (Over the counter), health functional foods

***allowing multiple answers

Yakhak Hoeji 2021;65:413-23 https://doi.org/10.17480/psk.2021.65.6.413
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