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Table 3 Knowledge and attitudes about antimicrobials and antimicrobial use among respondents (n = 91)

From: Antimicrobials in small-scale urban pig farming in a lower middle-income country – arbitrary use and high resistance levels

  Category n %
Is it important to give antimicrobials to animals? Yes 82 90
No 4 4
Don’t know 5 5
Are antimicrobials needed to keep animals healthy? Yes 90 99
No 0 0
Don’t know 1 1
Will the use of antimicrobials result in better growth of animals? (n = 90) Yes 30 33
No 58 64
Don’t know 2 2
Do you think it is easy to get access to antimicrobials? Yes 89 98
No 2 2
Do you consider antimicrobials to be cheap? Yes 5 5
No 55 60
It’s acceptable 29 32
Don’t know 2 2
Do you think giving antimicrobials to animals may result in any negative consequences? Yes 49 54
No 3 3
Don’t know 39 43
Have you ever heard of ‘antimicrobial resistance’? Yes 50 55
No 41 45
Do you feel you have received enough information on how antimicrobials should be used in animals? Yes 37 41
No 38 42
Don’t know 16 18