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Table 1 Medical Interns’ attitudes and perceptions about antimicrobial prescribing and resistance

From: Attitude and perception of medical interns about antimicrobial resistance: a multi center cross-sectional study in Ethiopia

Variables Agree/strongly
Agree N (%)
P - value
Inappropriate use of antimicrobials causes antimicrobial resistance 261 (96.6%) 0.071
Strong knowledge of antimicrobials is important in my medical career 266 (98.5%) 0.321
I would like more education on antimicrobials resistance 256 (94.8%) 0.092
Appropriate use of antimicrobials will reduce problems with antimicrobial-resistant organisms 258 (95.5%) 0.135
I would like more education on the appropriate use of antimicrobials 254 (94.0%) 0.219
Antimicrobials are overused nationally 245 (90.7%) 0.319
Inappropriate use of antimicrobials can harm patients 261 (96.6%) 0.424
New antimicrobials will be developed in the future that will keep up with the problem of antibiotics resistance 82 (30.4%) 0.021*
Poor infection-control practices cause spread of antimicrobial resistance 244 (90.4%) 0.950
Antimicrobials are overused in our hospitals 197 (72.9%) 0.032*
Prescribing broad-spectrum antimicrobials when equally effective, narrower-spectrum antimicrobials are available increases antimicrobial resistance 258 (95.5%) 0.670
Antimicrobial resistance is a significant problem in our hospitals 258 (95.5%) 0.561
Antimicrobial resistance is a significant problem nationally 252 (93.3%) 0.862
  1. *Refers to statistically significant differences (p-value < 0.05) in the percentages of different teaching hospitals using χ2 test