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Table 1 Characteristics of successful and unsuccessful retail pharmacy syringe purchase attempts (N = 162)

From: Not sold here: limited access to legally available syringes at pharmacies in Tijuana, Mexico

  Successful (%) N = 46 Unsuccessful (%) N = 116 P-value
Mystery shopper sex    
   Male 19 (41.3) 67 (58.7) .058
   Female 27 (58.7) 49 (42.2)  
Median number of pharmacy staff who waited on mystery shopper (IQR) 1 (1-2) 1 (1-2) .406
Sex of staff person 1    
   Male 23 (50.0) 54 (47.0) .727
   Female 23 (50.0) 61 (53.0)  
Approximate age of staff person 1 31 (25-45) 35 (27-44) .260
Sex of staff person 2    
   Male 7 (46.7) 11 (40.7) .710
   Female 8 (53.3) 16 (59.3)  
Approximate age of staff person 2 40 (30-55) 31 (25-44) .109
Median number of customers within 10 feet of shopper 1(0-2) 0 (0-1) .154
Number of customers in store    
   < 5 43 (97.7) 113 (98.3) .825
   5-10 1 (2.3) 2 (1.7)  
   > 10 0 0