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Table 2 Healthcare workers’ awareness of the use of prescribed and non-prescribed medications by HIV patients

From: Views and experiences of healthcare professionals towards the use of African traditional, complementary and alternative medicines among patients with HIV infection: the case of eThekwini health district, South Africa

Respondent category (No) Aware of patient disclosure of all other prescribed medication Aware of patient use of TCAM Cases with patients using both ART and TCAM
Doctors (n = 25) Yes 7 (7.45 %), SE (0.052), RE (0.007) 18 (19.15 %), SE (0.087), RE (0.0045) 7 (7.45 %), SE (0.052), RE (0.007)
No 18 (19.15 %) 7 (7.45 %) 18 (18.08 %)
Nurses (n = 29) Yes 15 (15.96 %), SE (.0.068), RE (0.004) 19 (20.21 %), SE (0.075), RE (0.0037) 6 (6.38 %), SE (0.046), RE (0.0072)
No 14 (14.90 %) 10 (10.64 %) 23 (24.47 %)
Pharmacists (n = 32) Yes 15 (15.96 %), SE (0.065), RE (0.004) 9 (9.45), SE (0.052), RE (0.005) 7 (7.45 %), SE (0.052), RE (0.007)
No 18 (19.15 %) 23 (24.47 %) 25 (26.60 %)
PB PA (n = 8) Yes 3 (3.19 %), SE (0.165), RE (0.052) 2 (2.13 %), SE (0.051), RE (0.024) 3 (3.19 %), SE (0.062), RE (0.019)
No 5 (5.32 %) 6 (6.38) 5 (5.32 %)
Total (n = 94) Yes 40 48 23
No 54 46 71
  1. Legend: PBPA = post basic pharmacist assistant, TCAM = traditional, complementary and alternative medicines
  2. Note: standard error calculated on the proportion of respondents who said yes to the question