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Table 1 Misconceptions of respondents on the use and misuse of antibiotics

From: A population-base survey on knowledge, attitude and awareness of the general public on antibiotic use and resistance

Statements Gender
% (n)
% = n/N
Age (Years)
% (n)
% = n/N
Educational Level
% (n)
% = n/N
Profession
% (n)
% = n/N
Male
N = 323
Female
N = 309
18–21
N = 125
22–25
N = 257
> 25
N = 250
Low
N = 131
Middle
N = 142
High
N = 359
Health Worker
N = 208
Non-health worker
N = 424
Chloramphenicol, Kavepenin, Ampicillin are types of antibiotics (2/3 or 3/3 correct choices) 57 (184) 77 (246) 78 (98) 63 (162) 68 (170) 66 (86) 67 (99) 68 (245) 59 (123) 72 (307)
X2 37.297    24.508   8.904    45.005  
P < 0.05    < 0.05   0.064    < 0.05  
Antibiotics make one recover faster when having a cold (Disagree) 16 (50) 13 (40) 12 (15) 16 (40) 14 (35) 15 (20) 9 (13) 16 (57) 27 (56) 8 (34)
X2 8.294   17.056    8.558    64.431  
P 0.081   < 0.05    0.381    < 0.05  
The body can usually fight mild infections on its own without antibiotics (agree) 62 (200) 55 (169) 54 (68) 48 (122) 72 (179) 72 (94) 56 (79) 55 (196) 79 (165) 48 (204)
X2 5.372   53.716    31.913    66.340  
P 0.372   < 0.05    < 0.05    < 0.05  
Leftover antibiotics can be saved for personal future use (disagree) 50 (160) 51 (157) 36 (45) 53 (137) 54 (135) 60 (79) 33 (47) 53 (191) 61 (126) 45 (191)
X2 3.281   26.682    39.550    15.149  
P 0.512   < 0.05    < 0.05    < 0.05  
It is good to acquire antibiotics from relatives, without having to be examined by a doctor (disagree) 58 (186) 56 (172) 52 (65) 59 (151) 57 (142) 63 (82) 47 (66) 59 (210) 67 (139) 52 (219)
X2 15.551   18.533    20.954    41.316  
P < 0.05   < 0.05    < 0.05    < 0.05