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Table 3 Respondents beliefs about antibiotics (n = 1509)

From: A mixed methods study to understand patient expectations for antibiotics for an upper respiratory tract infection

Statement % Correct % Incorrect
Antibiotics kill bacteria 70.0 6.5
Bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics 84.1 2.9
Antibiotics kill viruses 43.6 33.0
Taking antibiotics when I don’t need them means they are less likely to work in the future 73.7 8.4