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Table 2 Level of knowledge on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance among the respondents

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

(1) Antibiotics often cause side effects such as diarrhoea (True)
(2) Antibiotics cause negative effects on the body’s own bacterial flora (True)
(3) If one feels better after only partially completing an antibiotic course, one can terminate the therapy immediately (False)
(4) Bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics (True)
(5) The more antibiotics we use in society, the higher is the risk that resistance develops and spreads (True)
(6) People can become resistant to antibiotics (False)
(7) Antibiotic use for animals can reduce the possibility of effective antibiotic treatment for humans (True)
(8) Resistance can spread from animals to humans (True)
(9) Resistance can spread from person to person (True)
(10) People travelling outside their home country risk bringing resistance upon return to their country (True)
Results
Statement Gender Age Educational level
Male
N = 323
Female
N = 309
18–21
N = 125
22–25
N = 257
> 25
N = 250
Low
N = 131
Medium
N = 142
High
N = 359
Correct Correct Correct Correct Correct Correct Correct Correct
(1) 46 31 26 32 52 51 32 37
(2) 57 49 42 48 64 70 39 52
(3) 68 68 68 59 77 73 61 69
(4) 78 74 63 73 85 79 73 76
(5) 72 57 51 64 72 73 61 63
(6) 15 14 16 17 11 13 14 15
(7) 35 22 19 28 33 31 18 31
(8) 44 23 25 35 37 39 25 35
(9) 39 30 33 36 34 36 27 38
(10) 42 31 33 39 36 43 31 36
  1. Correct answer category is given after the statement (false/true). Scores are in percentages