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Table 1 General characteristics of study subjects (n = 2400)

From: Potential drug-drug interactions in outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Patients: n (%)
Gender
 Male 1088 (45.3)
Age (years)
  ≤ 10 766 (31.9)
 11–20 386 (16.1)
 21–30 443 (18.5)
 31–40 310 (12.9)
 41–50 292 (12.2)
 51–60 138 (5.8)
  > 60 65 (2.7)
Prescribed medicines per patient
  ≤ 3 962 (40.1)
 4–6 1235 (51.5)
  > 6 203 (8.5)
Drugs
 Median (IQR) 4 (3–5)
Clinical specialties
 Medicine 687 (28.6)
 Pediatrics 610 (25.4)
 Dermatology 235 (9.8)
 Ear Nose and Throat 190 (7.9)
 Surgical 132 (5.5)
 Chest 124 (5.2)
 Psychiatry 114 (4.8)
 Cardiology 89 (3.7)
 Gynecology 78 (3.3)
 Orthopedic 73 (3)
 Dentistry 39 (1.6)
 Miscellaneous 29 (1.2)
  1. - IQR Interquartile range