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Table 2 Association between socio-demographic characteristics of participant pharmacists’ and knowledge score regarding generic medicine

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of community pharmacists on generic medicines in Palestine: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Median (Q1-Q3) Mean ± SD P-value
Gender
 Male 6 (5–7) 5.92 ± 1.30 0.971
 Female 6 (5–7) 5.91 ± 1.24  
Age
 20–29 6 (5–7) 5.86 ± 1.22 0.734
 30–39 6 (5–7) 5.93 ± 1.31  
 40–49 6 (5–7) 6.03 ± 1.19  
 50–59 6 (5–6.75) 5.75 ± 1.29  
 >59 7 (5_7.25) 6.07 ± 1.77  
Academic degree
 B.Sc. 6 (5–7) 5.92 ± 1.28 0.975
 Pharm D 6 (5–7) 5.93 ± 1.12  
 M.Sc. 6 (5–7) 6.00 ± 1.18  
 Ph.D. 6 (3) 5.00 ± 1.73  
University of graduation
 Locally 6 (5–7) 5.94 ± 1.16 0.235
 Regional 6 (5–7) 5.74 ± 1.46  
 Internationally 6 (5–7) 6.18 ± 1.30  
Years of experience
 5 or less 6 (5–7) 5.84 ± 1.21 0.737
 6–10 6 (5–7) 5.87 ± 1.26  
 11–15 6 (5–7) 5.96 ± 1.38  
 16–20 6 (5–7) 6.07 ± 1.24  
More than 20 6 (5–7) 5.98 ± 1.37  
Years of practice
 5 or less 6 (5–7) 5.85 ± 1.21 0.715
 6–10 6 (5–7) 5.85 ± 1.30  
 11–15 6 (5–7) 6.14 ± 1.29  
 16–20 6 (5–7) 5.90 ± 1.28  
 More than 20 6 (5–7) 5.95 ± 1.41  
Location of pharmacy
 City 6 (5–7) 5.86 ± 1.36 0.664
 Village 6 (5–7) 6.04 ± 1.09  
 Palestinians Refugees Camps 5.5 (5–7) 5.70 ± 1.06  
Job title
 Pharmacy owner 6 (5–7) 5.95 ± 1.23 0.691
 Pharmacist assistant 6 (5–7) 5.87 ± 1.30