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Table 2 Prevalence of antibiotic use on post-natal 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 11 2 (18.2) 0 0 2 (100) 0
  2 15 6 (40.0) 0 0 6 (100) 0
  3 22 22 (100) 0 0 22 (100) 0
Total   48 30 (62.5) 0 0 30 (100) 0
Hospital 2 1 36 6 (16.7) 1 (16.7) 1 (16.7) 4 (66.6) 0
  2 45 4 (8.9) 0 0 4 (100) 0
  3 45 4 (8.9) 0 0 0 4 (100)
Total   126 14 (11.1) 1 (7.1) 1 (7.1) 8 (57.2) 4 (28.6)
Hospital 3 1 20 1 (5) 0 0 1 (100) 0
  2 26 0 0 0 0 0
  3 27 0 0 0 0 0
Total   73 1 (1.4) 0 0 1 (100) 0