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Table 1 Percentage of Pharmacies Willing to Sell Antibiotics without Medical Prescription According to Strength of Patient Demand

From: Non prescribed sale of antibiotics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A Cross Sectional Study

Level of demand Sore
throat
n = 58
Acute
sinusitis
n = 55
Otitis
media
n = 53
Acute
bronchitis
n = 44
Diarrhea
n = 59
UTI
n = 58
All
n = 327
Level one 53 (90%) 22(40%) 27(51%) 32(73%) 53(90%) 44(75%) 231(70%)
Level two
or three
0(0%) 16(29%) 0(0%) 3(7%) 4(7%) 0(0%) 23(7%)
All level s 53(90%) 38(69%) 27(51%) 35(80%) 57(97%) 44(75%) 254(77.6%)
Evidence based
appropriateness
of antibiotics use
[Reference]
Antibiotics
use confer
relative
benefits [28]
No[29] Antibiotics
use confer
small
benefits[30]
No [31] No[32] Yes[33]