Table 2

Categories of responses to identification of most and least important medication
Response category Most important n (%) Least important n (%)
One specific medication 41 (39) 31 (30)
More than one medication* 26 (25) 2 (2)
 More than one medication 5 (5) 0 (0)
 Chose medications for a condition  (did not name a specific medication) 11 (11) 1 (1)
 More than one medication and  chose it by condition 3 (3) 0 (0)
 Wrote “all” 7 (7) 1 (1)
Wrote “None” 21 (20) 51 (49)
Did not answer the question* 16 (15) 20 (19)
 Wrote “n/a” 4 (4) 5 (5)
 Left it blank 10 (10) 11(11)
 Wrote “don’t know,” “uncertain,” or  “not sure” 1 (1) 4 (4)
 Wrote something undecipherable 1 (1) 0 (0)

*Subcategories sum to the total for their respective categories.

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Linsky and Simon BMC Research Notes 2012 5:619   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-619

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