Table 6

Explanations for self-medication
Explanation n %
I have already had the symptom and I know what to “take” 386 57.2
There is no need to see a doctor because of a simple disease 299 44.3
Quick relief 234 34.7
The physician will prescribe me the same medication 206 30.5
Economy of time 180 26.7
Economy of money 124 18.4
Unavailability of health service 41 6.1
I do not trust in health service 13 1.9
Opportunity of learning 8 1.2

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

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