Table 3

Reasons for self-medication among healthcare and non-healthcare students
Healthcare Non-healthcare
Variable n % n % P
Fever 244 62.10 137 48.10 <0.05
Menstrual cramps 206 52.40 117 41.10 0.00
Muscle pain 176 44.80 102 35.80 0.02
Nausea 127 32.00 52 18.20 <0.05
Stomachache 119 30.30 65 22.80 0.03
Vomit 98 24.90 53 18.60 0.05
Allergy 96 24.40 48 16.80 0.02
Intestinal pain 71 18.10 24 8.40 <0.05
Cough 142 36.10 105 36.80 0.04

CorrĂȘa da Silva et al.

CorrĂȘa da Silva et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:339   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-339

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