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Table 2 Antimicrobial Prevalence by Class in Adult Wards

From: The 2017 global point prevalence survey of antimicrobial consumption and resistance in Canadian hospitals

Adult Overalla,b AWM HO-AMW T-AMW P-AMW ASW AICU
Total number of antimicrobials 1685 764 29 97 59 475 261
Antibiotics, N 1454 (86.3) 665 14 50 44 439 242
Antifungals, N 164 (9.7) 65 7 36 8 29 19
Antivirals, N 18 (1.1) 2 6 8 0 2 0
Antituberculosis agents, N 30 (1.8) 21 0 0 7 2 0
Other, N 19 (1.1) 11 2 3 0 3 0
Antibiotics by Class, N
 Penicillins with β-lactamase inhibitors 275 (18.9) 113 5 20 9 86 42
 Penicillins with extended spectrum 36 (2.5) 26     9 1
 β-lactamase-resistant penicillins 19 (1.3) 12     3 4
 β-lactamase-sensitive penicillins 15 (1.0) 11     3 1
 1st generation cephalosporins 164 (11.3) 60    2 79 23
 2nd generation cephalosporins 18 (1.2) 15     1 2
 3rd generation cephalosporins 169 (11.6) 83   2 4 46 34
 5th generation cephalosporins 1 (0.1) 1      
 Carbapenems 85 (5.8) 31 1 4 3 23 23
 Fluoroquinolones 165 (11.3) 87 2 5 3 50 18
 Aminoglycosides 13 (0.9) 3    3 6 1
 Macrolides 55 (3.8) 34 1 2 7 6 5
 Tetracyclines 30 (2.1) 19 1   2 4 4
 Clindamycin 10 (0.7) 4     3 3
 Metronidazole 101 (6.9) 34   2 1 54 10
 Combinations of sulfonamides and trimethoprim 81 (5.6) 35 4 7 7 14 14
 Linezolid 6 (0.4) 2    1 1 2
 Vancomycin PO 40 (2.8) 27   2   7 4
 Vancomycin IV 112 (7.7) 38   5   27 42
 Nitrofurantoin 12 (0.8) 4     8  
 Daptomycin 15 (1.0) 7   1   5 2
 Tigecycline 1 (0.1)       1
 Rifamycins 29 (2.0) 18    2 4 5
 Fosfomycin 2 (0.1) 1      1
  1. a Numbers in parentheses represent a percentage
  2. b The denominator to calculate percentages for each antibiotic subclass is the total number of antibiotics
  3. Abbreviations: AICU adult intensive care unit, AMW adult medical ward, ASW adult surgical ward, HO-AMW hematology-oncology AMW, P-AMW pneumology-AMW, T-AMW transplant-AMW