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Table 5 Knowledge of antimicrobial among customers in drug retailer outlets in Central Zone, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Non-prescribed antimicrobial use and associated factors among customers in drug retail outlet in Central Zone of Tigray, northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Knowledge of Antimicrobial Drug use Use of Antimicrobial drug(s)
Prescribed
n (%)
Non-prescribed
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Anti-microbial with some other drugs
 No 214 (51.8) 159 (43.3) 373 (47.9)
 Yes 199 (48.2) 208 (56.7) 407 (52.1)
Anti-microbial with alcohol
 No 389 (94.2) 352 (95.9) 741 (95.0)
 Yes 24 (5.8) 15 (4.1) 39 (5.0)
Ant-microbial with some foodsa
 No 187 (45.3) 167 (45.5) 354 (54.6)
 Yes 226 (54.7) 200 (54.5) 426 (45.4)
Benefit from placing of anti-microbial at unreachable area to children
 No 42 (10.2) 19 (5.2) 61 (7.9)
 Yes 371 (89.8) 348 (94.8) 719 (92.1)
Anti-microbial resistance when incomplete the prescribed dose
 No 84 (20.3) 73 (19.9) 157 (20.1)
 Yes 329 (79.7) 294 (80.1) 623 (79.9)
Anti-microbial prescribed for adult sharing to children
 No 364 (88.1) 333 (90.7) 697 (89.3)
 Yes 49 (11.9) 34 (9.3) 83 (10.7)
All types of anti-microbial give to pregnant and lactating mothers
 No 367 (88.9) 336 (91.6) 703 (90.1)
 Yes 46 (11.1) 31 (8.4) 77 (9.9)
All types of anti-microbial give to patients with chronic diseases
 No 341 (82.6) 304 (82.8) 645 (82.7)
 Yes 72 (17.4) 63 (17.2) 135 (17.3)
Prescribed anti-microbial rightly use according the dispenser information
 No 85 (20.6) 80 (21.8) 165 (21.2)
 Yes 328 (79.4) 287 (78.2) 615 (78.8)
Checking expiry date of the anti-microbial
 No 155 (37.5) 161 (43.9) 316 (40.5)
 Yes 258 (62.5) 206 (56.1) 464 (59.5)
Overall knowledge status (composite mean score = 14.6)
 Not knowledgeable 203 (49.2) 172 (46.9) 375 (48.1)
 Knowledgeable 210 (50.8) 195 (53.1) 405 (51.9)
  1. Foodsa: milk, egg