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Table 1 Pharmacist demographics

From: Pharmacist attitudes and provision of harm reduction services in North Carolina: an exploratory study

Demographic Urban (n = 232) Rural (n = 68)
% (n) % (n)
Community pharmacy type
 Independent 31.9 (74) 48.5 (33)
 National chain 47.4 (110) 36.8 (25)
 Regional or local chain or grocery store pharmacy 9.9 (23) 8.8 (6)
 Health-system affiliated outpatient, including VA 7.3 (17) 1.5 (1)
 Community health center or charity 1.3 (3) 4.4 (3)
 State Facility 1.7 (4) 0 (0)
 Specialty Pharmacy 0.4 (1) 0 (0)
Pharmacist role
 Manager/owner 38.8 (90) 50.0 (34)
 Staff, resident, or fellow 59.9 (139) 42.7 (29)
 Relief, float, or part-time 1.3 (3) 7.4 (5)
Years practicing as a pharmacist
 < 11 40.1 (93) 41.2 (28)
 11–30 40.1 (93) 35.3 (24)
 > 30 19.4 (45) 23.5 (16)
 No response 0.4 (1) 0 (0)
Years at this pharmacy
 < 1 13.8 (32) 16.2 (11)
 1–5 49.1 (114) 38.2 (26)
 6–10 12.1 (28) 14.7 (10)
 11–20 16.0 (37) 20.6 (14)
 > 20 6.0 (14) 6.6 (6)
 No response 3.0 (7) 1.5 (1)
Highest level of pharmacy education
 BSPharm 31.9 (74) 35.3 (24)
 MSPharm 0.4 (1) 0 (0)
 PharmD 67.2 (156) 64.7 (44)
 Other 0.4 (1) 0 (0)
Age
 25–34 31.5 (73) 35.3 (24)
 35–44 25.4 (59) 19.1 (13)
 45–54 17.24 (40) 16.2 (11)
 55–64 14.7 (34) 17.7 (12)
 65–84 4.3 (10) 4.4 (3)
 No response or prefer not to answer 6.9 (16) 7.4 (5)
Gender
 Male 28.9 (67) 38.2 (26)
 Female 70.3 (163) 61.8 (42)
 Other identity 0.9 (2) 0 (0)
Racial/ethnic background (select all that apply)
 White or caucasian 92.7 (215) 92.7 (63)
 Black or African American 3.0 (7) 2.9 (2)
 American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9 (2) 1.5 (1)
 Asian 4.3 (10) 2.9 (2)
 Hispanic or latino 1.7 (4) 1.5 (1)
 Other 0.4 (1) 0 (0)