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Table 2 Types and patterns of injection use

From: A comprehensive situation assessment of injection practices in primary health care hospitals in Bangladesh

Variables Injection use rate (%)
Percentage of injection use vs.
other medications (n = 4230)
 
Injections only 68.7
Oral medications only 20.8
Injections and oral medications 10.2
Other medications 1.3
Types of Medications (n = 3354)*  
Antibiotics 78.3
Intravenous fluids 38.6
Analgesic/pain killers 29.4
Vitamins 26.7
Anti-histamines 18.5
Sedatives 13.4
Anti-malarial 08.6
Others 24.8
Number of injections per prescription (n = 3354)  
1-2 32.8
> 2 67.2
  1. *Adds up to more than 100% because analysis is derived from the analysis of multiple responses using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.