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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and professional features of respondents

From: Predictors of antibiotic prescriptions: a knowledge, attitude and practice survey among physicians in tertiary hospitals in Nigeria

Characteristics Frequency (N = 1324) Percent (%)
Sex   
Male 891 67.3
Female 433 32.7
Age group   
15–24 years 39 2.9
25–39 years 1003 75.8
40–59 years 264 19.9
Over 59 years 18 1.4
Department   
Emergency unit 35 2.7
Family medicine 81 6.1
Internal medicine 259 19.6
Obstetrics and gynaecology 514 38.8
Paediatrics 132 10.0
Public health 37 2.8
Surgery 163 12.3
Others 103 7.8
Professional cadre   
House officer 268 20.2
Medical officer 45 3.4
Resident 834 63.0
Consultant 177 13.4
Prior training on AMR   
Yes 417 31.5
No 907 68.5
Region and Health Facility   
North-central   
 UATH 98 7.4
North-east   
 FMCN 38 2.9
North-west   
 ABUTH 235 17.7
 AKTH 107 8.1
 FMCBK 43 3.2
South-east   
 UNTH 88 6.6
 FMCO 136 10.3
South-south   
 NDUTH 109 8.2
 UCTH 164 12.4
 FMCY 83 6.3
South-west   
 UCH 100 7.6
 LUTH 123 9.3
  1. UNTH University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, AKTH Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital, Kano, NDUTH Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Bayelsa, UCH University College Hospital, Oyo State, LUTH Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, UCTH University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UATH University of Abuja Teaching Hospital