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Table 1 Participant socio-demographic and professional characteristics

From: Assessment of an intensive education program for pharmacists on treatment of tobacco use disorder using an objective structured clinical examination: a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention group n = 57 Control group n = 37 p-value
N (%) N (%)  
Gender Male 32 (56.1) 15 (44.1) 0.267
Female 25 (43.9) 19 (55.9)
Mean Age (SDa) 35.9 years (6.5) 34.9 years (6.0) 0.482
Country of origin Egypt 23 (40.3) 13 (39.4) 0.276
India 13 (22.8) 14 (42.4)
Palestine 0 (0) 1 (3.1)
Philippines 10 (17.5) 4 (12.1)
Sudan 5 (8.8) 1 (3)
Syria 1 (1.8) 0 (0)
Nepal 2 (3.5%) 0 (0)
Pakistan 3 (5.3%) 0 (0)
Highest pharmacy academic qualification B.Pharm/BSc Pha 48 (85.7) 26 (76.4) 0.606
MPharm 5 (8.9) 4 (11.8)
MSc/MPhil/PharmD 2 (3.6) 2 (5.9)
Ph.D 1 (1.8) 2 (5.9)
Country from which the highest pharmacy degree was obtained Qatar 0 (0) 1 (2.9) 0.224
Egypt 23 (40.3) 12 (34.2)
India 13 (22.8) 14 (40)
Jordan 1 (1.8) 1 (2.9)
Philippines 10 (17.5) 5 (14.2)
Sudan 5 (8.8) 1 (2.9)
Syria 1 (1.8) 0 (0)
Pakistan 4 (7) 0 (0)
Australia 0 (0) 1 (2.9)
Countries where the pharmacists practiced before moving to Qatar Egypt 23 (40.4) 14 (37.8) 0.808
India 13 (22.8) 14 (37.8) 0.116
Philippines 10 (17.5) 5 (13.5) 0.602
Sudan 6 (10.5) 1 (2.7) 0.239
Saudi Arabia 5 (8.8) 2 (5.4) 0.7
United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1 (1.8) 1 (2.7) 1
No previous practice 0 (0) 2 (5.4%) 0.152
Pakistan 3 (5.3) 0 (0) 0.276
Nepal 2 (3.5) 0 (0) 0.518
Years of practicing as a pharmacist in Qatar Less than 5 years 27 (48.2) 18 (51.4) 0.724
5–10 years 24 (42.9) 13 (37.1)
11–15 years 5 (8.9) 3 (8.6)
More than 16 years 0 (0) 1 (2.9)
Pharmacists’ position in the pharmacy Pharmacist in training 1 (1.8) 1 (2.9) 0.226
Staff pharmacist 36 (63.2) 16 (45.7)
Pharmacy supervisor 9 (15.8) 5 (14.3)
Pharmacy manager 11 (19.3) 12 (34.2)
Senior pharmacist 0 (0) 1 (2.9)
  1. aStandard Deviation