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Table 3 Socio-demographic and work-related characteristics of pharmacists from the registration database of OPL

From: Upscaling the pharmacy profession in Lebanon: workforce distribution and key improvement opportunities

Variable Total sample (n = 8 855) N (%)
Age (years)
 ≤ 30 1574 (17.8)
 30–39 3400 (38.4)
 40–49 2059 (23.3)
 ≥ 50 1822 (20.6)
Gender
 Males 3337 (37.7)
 Females 5518 (62.3)
Location of university of graduation
 Inside Lebanon 6280 (69.9)
 Outside Lebanon 2575 (29.1)
Employment status
 Working 8078 (91.3)
 Abroad 720 (8.1)
 Unemployed 57 (0.6)
Years of registration with OPL (experience)
 1–9 3807 (43.0)
 10–19 2631 (29.7)
 20–29 1781 (20.1)
 30–39 415 (4.7)
 ≥ 40 221 (2.5)
Sector of employment
 Community 4113 (63.4)
 Hospital 328 (5)
 Pharmaceutical 1557 (24)
 Academic 248 (3.8)
 Others 240 (3.7)