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Table 1 Background information of the studied community pharmacies (N = 100)

From: Popularity and customer preferences for over-the-counter Chinese medicines perceived by community pharmacists in Shanghai and Guangzhou: a questionnaire survey study

Background Percentage
Geographic position Residential community 78%
Business community 20%
Remote areas 2%
Form of ownership Private 86%
State-owned 6%
Foreign-owned 4%
Joint venture 4%
Management model Chain drugstore 64%
Single drugstore 36%
Involved in social medical security Yes 52%
No 48%
Offer medical care services Yes 20%
No 80%
Business areas 0-50 m2 2%
51-100 m2 42%
101-150 m2 38%
151-200 m2 6%
> 200 m2 12%
Average number of drug-purchasing customers daily 0-50 14%
51-100 30%
101-150 16%
151-200 16%
201-250 6%
> 250 18%