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Table 2 Cross tabulation between socio demographic factors, national drug list of Nepal, generic and trade names

From: Socio demographic profile and utilization pattern of antipsychotic drugs among schizophrenic inpatients: a cross sectional study from western region of Nepal

Socio demographic factors National drug list of Nepal Generic/trade
Essential drugs Nonessential drugs Generic Trade
Age > 40 yrs 14 (23.3) 31 (20.7) 5 (20) 40 (21.6)
<40 yrs 46(76.7) 119(79.3) 20(80) 145 (78.4)
P Value   0.400×   0.545×
Gender Female 21(35) 59(39.3) 16 (64) 64(34.6))
Male 39(65) 91(60.7) 9(36) 121(65.4)
P Value   0.336×   0.005†
Employment Employed 10(16.7) 18(12) 3(12) 25(13.5)
Unemployed 50(83.3) 132(88) 22(88) 160(86.5)
P Value   0.246×   0.565×
Monthly income >10000/month 13(21.7) 28(18.7) 7(28) 34(18.4)
<10000/month 47(78.3) 122(81.3) 18(88) 151(81.6)
P Value   0.375×   0.565×
Religion Muslim 0 (0) 6 (4) 0 (0) 6(3.2)
Christian 0(0) 8(5.3) 0(0) 8 (4.3)
Buddhist 7(11.3) 25(16.7) 2(8) 30(16.2)
Hindu 53(88.3) 111(74) 23(92) 141(76.2
P Value   0.059×   0.312×
Ethnicity Magar, Pun 5 (8.3) 6 (4) 2(8) 9 (4.9)
Others 0(0) 17(11.3) 0(0) 17(9.2)
Newar 3(5) 14(9.3) 3(12) 14(7.6)
Gurung 2(3.3) 19(12.7) 0(0) 21(11.4)
Brahmin 21(35) 18(12) 4(16) 35(18.9)
Chettri 13(21.7) 37(24.7) 10(40) 40(21.6)
Dalit 16(26.7) 39(26) 6(24) 49(26.5)
P Value   0.0001†   0.154×
Occupation Labour 5 (8.3) 3 (2) 0(0) 8 (4.3)
Farmer 2(3.3) 6(4) 0(0) 8 (4.3)
Jobholder 3(5) 9(6) 3(12) 9 (4.9)
Retired 7(11.7) 7(4.7) 0(0) 14(7.6)
Others 8(13.3) 10(6.7) 2(8) 16(8.6)
Housewife 14(23.3) 39(26) 10(40) 43(23.2)
Student 21(35) 76(50.7) 10(40) 87(47)
P Value   0.053×   0.190×
  1. † p<0.01, statistically significant.
  2. × p>0.05, statistically not significant.