A randomized telephone survey on the practice of self-medication in the preceding 2 weeks was carried out from October 1989 to April 1990 among Chinese living in Hong Kong. 1068 people were interviewed.
Self-medication was a common and universal practice by Hong Kong Chinese with a prevalence of 32.5% in 2 weeks.
Those who reported illness were significantly more likely than those who did not use self-medication (65 vs 18.2%) and to have used more than one item of medications (39 vs 20%). Chinese tonics were the most frequently used self-medications although they were the least known.
Chinese medicines were used as often as Western medicines in the self-treatment of illnesses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Automédication, Epidémiologie, Hong Kong, Asie, Chinois, Perception sociale, Connaissance, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Self prescription, Epidemiology, Hong Kong, Asia, Chinese, Social perception, Knowledge, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0010282
Code Inist : 002B02A07. Création : 09/06/1995.