Table 2

Characteristics of participating pharmacies

CharacteristicsSPs with presumptive TBSPs with presumptive MDR-TB
Frequency (%)Frequency (%)
N=318N=320
Classification of pharmacy
 Pharmacy30 (1.6)38 (11.9)
 Drug counter288 (90.6)282 (88.1)
Pharmacy registration status
 Not registered129 (40.6)128 (40.0)
 Registered189 (59.4)192 (60.0)
Region
 North200 (62.9)201 (62.8)
 South118 (37.1)119 (37.2)
Geographical area
 Rural273 (85.8)275 (85.9)
 Urban45 (14.2)45 (14.1)
Gender of pharmacy staff attending the SP
 Male73 (23.0)65 (20.3)
 Female245 (77.0)255 (79.7)
Duration of interaction (min)
 Median (IQR)4 (3–5)5 (4–5)
 Missing data1
Commune population density (PPH)
 Median (IQR)12 (8–16)12 (8–17)
Number of pharmacies /10 000 population
 Median (IQR)11 (7–17)11 (7–17)
  • MDR-TB, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; PPH, number of people per hectare; SP, standardised patient; TB, tuberculosis.