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Table 1 Prevalence of antibiotic use on caesarean section wards

From: Overuse of antibiotics in maternity and neonatal wards, a descriptive report from public hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Hospital Survey round Total mothers Mothers on antibiotics n (%) Reason for antibiotic use out of all mothers on antibiotics n (%)
Community-onset infection Hospital-acquired infection Medical/surgical prophylaxis Unclear indication
Hospital 1 1 16 15 (93.8) 0 0 15 (100) 0
  2 15 11 (83.3) 0 0 11 (100) 0
  3 17 17 (100) 0 0 17 (100) 0
Total   48 43 (89.5) 0 0 43 (100) 0
Hospital 2 1 17 16 (94.1) 0 1 (6.3) 15 (93.7) 0
  2 15 14 (93.3) 0 0 14 (100) 0
  3 15 15 (100) 0 3 (20) 12 (80) 0
Total   47 45 (95.8) 0 4 (8.9) 41 (91.1) 0
Hospital 3 1 11 11 (100) 0 1 (9.1) 10 (90.9) 0
  2 11 11 (100) 0 0 11 (100) 0
  3 12 12 (100) 0 0 12 (100) 0
Total   34 34 (100) 0 1 (2.9) 33 (97.1) 0