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Table 2 Extent of inappropriate use of antibiotic among study participants, Gondar, Ethiopia 2017 (N = 650)

From: Inappropriate use of antibiotics among communities of Gondar town, Ethiopia: a threat to the development of antimicrobial resistance

Variables Frequency (%)
Use of antibiotics in the last 1 year
 No 335 (51.5%)
 Yes 315 (48.5%)
Mode of antibiotics use
 Self-medication 200 (63.5%)
 Family member medication 115 (36.6%)
Purpose of antibiotics use
 Respiratory tract symptoms 129 (40.9%)
 Acute diarrhea 60 (19.1%)
 Mechanical injury/wound 85 (27%)
 Urinary tract symptoms 34 (10.8%)
 Colic 5 (1.6%)
 Headache 9 (2.9%)
 I could not remember 41 (13%)
Source of antibiotics
 Prescribed by health care professional 139 (44.1%)
 Bought from pharmacy without prescription 116 (36.8%)
 Shared from family member or neighbor 60 (19.1%)
Discontinue treatment after symptoms subside (N = 315)
 No 214 (67.9%)
 Yes 101 (32.1%)
Amoxicillin cure common cold
 No 125 (19.2%)
 Yes 525 (80.8%)
Tetracycline cure all diseases
 No 254 (39.1%)
 Yes 396 (60.9%)
Ciprofloxacin cure all types of diarrhea
 No 156 (24%)
 Yes 494 (76%)