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Table 4 General attitudes of respondents on acquisition, use and hygienic practices to reduce antibiotic resistance and its’ spread

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

Statements on antibiotic use and
Misuse (correct responses)
Gender
% (n)
% = n/N
Age (Years)
%(n)
% = n/N
Educational Level
% (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
If I get an infection, I often wait and see, i.e. rest and take it easy, and see if the infection goes away on its own (Yes) 34 (109) 46 (142) 41 (51) 39 (99) 40 (101) 52 (68) 35 (50) 37 (133)
X2 23.705   10.138    35.181   
P < 0.05   0.256    < 0.05   
I usually use hand hygiene (hand washing or alcohol hand rub) to reduce the risk of spreading common infections (Yes) 64 (206) 61 (187) 76 (70) 62 (159) 67 (164) 66 (87) 69 (98) 60 (208)
X2 22.582   31.482    17.585   
P < 0.05   < 0.05    0.062   
I always use doctor’s prescription to purchase antibiotics from pharmacies (Yes) 75 (241) 72 (221) 63 (79) 69 (177) 82 (206 84 (110) 65 (92) 72 (260)
X2 0.768   19.564    12.943   
P 0.381   < 0.05    < 0.05