Table 1

Syringe sales at pharmacies in two districts, St. Petersburg, Russia
Petrogradskiy Viborgskiy P value*
  Number of Pharmacies 24 84
Refused to sell (total) 13 (54%) 25 (30%) 0.03
  Stocked but refused to sell 5 (21%) 14 (17%) 0.76
  Don’t stock at all 4 (17%) 7 (8%) 0.25
  Don’t stock right now 4 (17%) 4 (5%) 0.07
Sold 1 or 2 ml syringes (total) 11 (46%) 59 (70%) 0.03
  As singles 9 (38%) 40 (48%) 0.48
  As 10 packs only 2 (8%) 19 (23%) 0.15
Pharmacy type selling syringes
  Subsidized through   governmental program 0 of 1 7 of 8 0.22
  Chain 10 of 22 44 of 63 0.07
  Independent 1 of 1 8 of 13 1.00

* P value obtained from Fisher’s Exact Test.

Fedorova et al.

Fedorova et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:183   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-183

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