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Table 1 Storage type and location of household medicines in families with children four-year-olds from the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort (Brazil)

From: Unsafe storage of household medicines: results from a cross-sectional study of four-year-olds from the 2004 Pelotas birth cohort (Brazil)

Storage type and location N %
Storage locations
 Kitchen 2166 57.0
 Bathroom 235 6.2
 Child’s bedroom 1040 27.4
 Other bedroom 985 25.9
 Other room 255 6.7
Medicines stored unlocked in a drawer or a cabinet (N = 3797)* 3072 80.9
Medicine stored unlocked in a drawer or cabinets installed below eye level of an average adult (N = 3072) 813 26.5
Unsafe storage**(N = 3797*) 813 21.4
  1. Detailed legend: * 2 missing (not answer)
  2. **When medicines were kept in an unlocked drawer or cabinet and at a height below the eye level of an average adult
  3. Total sample N = 3799
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