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Table 4 Proportion of prescribed antibiotics (ATC level 5) by anatomic site

From: Antibiotic use in a tertiary healthcare facility in Ghana: a point prevalence survey

Drug name (generic) Anatomic sites
Total CNS OTH UT GIT SSTBJ GUOB RESP Undefined
  n, %   n, % n, % n, % n, % n, % n, %
Metronidazole 107 10 (9.3) 15 (14.0) 6 (5.6) 62 (57.9) 10 (9.3) 4 (3.7)
Amoxicillin- clavulanic acid 82 1 (1.2) 1 (1.2) 2 (2.4) 8 (9.8) 57 (69.5) 10 (12.2) 3 (3.7)
Ceftriaxone 74 16 (21.6) 2 (2.7) 1 (1.4) 9 (12.2) 4 (5.4) 8 (10.8) 24 (32.4) 10 (13.5)
Cefuroxime 61 1 (1.6) 4 (6.6) 5 (8.2) 27 (44.8) 9 (14.8) 11 (18.0) 4 (6.6)
Cloxacillin 52 13 (25.0) 1 (1.9) 2 (3.9) 13 (25.0) 23 (44.2)
Clindamycin 49 1 (2.0) 1 (2.0) 36 (73.5) 2 (4.1) 5 (10.2) 4 (8.2)
Gentamicin 46 3 (6.5) 2 (4.3) 1 (2.2) 3 (6.5) 6 (13.0) 1 (2.2) 5 (10.9) 25 (54.4)
Ciprofloxacin 39 1 (2.6) 5 (12.8) 9 (23.1) 13 (33.3) 6 (15.4) 2 (5.1) 3 (7.7)
Azithromycin 21 1 (4.8) 1 (4.8) 18 (85.7) 1 (4.8)
Co-trimoxazole 14 2 (14.3) 11 (78.6) 1 (7.1)
Meropenem 12 4 (33.3) 1 (8.3) 1 (8.3) 1 (8.3) 1 (8.3) 4 (33.3)
Amikacin 8 1 (12.5) 7 (87.5)
Ampicillin 10 2 (20.0) 3 (30.0) 5 (50.0)
Crystal penicillin 7 1 (14.3) 1 (14.3) 1 (14.3) 3 (42.9) 1 (14.3)
Cefotaxime 6 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7)
Levofloxacin 5 1 (25.0) 2 (40.0) 2 (40.0)
Erythromycin 5 1 (20.0) 4 (80.0)
Clarithromycin 3 3 (100)
Nitrofuratoin 2 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0)
Ceftazidine 2 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0)
Amoxicillin 1 1 (100)
Cefixime 1 1 (100)
Doxycycline 1 1 (100)
Cefpodoxime 1 1 (100)
Nalidixic acid 1 1 (100)
Vancomycin 1 1 (100)
Total 611 52 7 19 54 119 154 104 101
  1. CNS central nervous system; OTH, others; UT urinary tract, GIT gastrointestinal tract, SSTBJ skin, soft tissue, bone and joints, GUOB genitourinary and obstetrics, RESP respiratory; n, number; %, prevalence