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Table 1 Responses of parents/care givers to questionnaire

From: Promoting prudent use of antibiotics: the experience from a multifaceted regional campaign in Greece

  No (%)
Female 228 (77.8)
Education  
Higher 136 (46.4)
Higher secondary 79 (27)
Secondary 42 (14.3)
Primary 15 (5.1)
Children <6 years old in household 109 (37.2)
Might use antibiotics without physician consultation 26 (8.9)
Stocked antibiotics at home 94 (32.1)
Reason for antibiotic prescription  
Purulent throat 62 (1.2)
Ear pain 34 (11.6)
Combination of above 43 (14.7)
Fever 50 (17)
Discoloured sputum 17 (5.8)
In case the physician did not prescribe an antibiotic  
Accept the advice 261(89.1)
Consult another physician 15 (5.1)
Buy antibiotic without prescription 7 (2.4)
Antibiotic use in previous six months 68 (23.2)
Antibiotic use of children in previous six months 87 (29.7)
Occasionally buying antibiotics from pharmacy without prescription 34 (11.6)
Experienced adverse events by antibiotics* 96 (32.8)
  1. *Adverse events reported: 31 (35.6%) rash, 26 (29.9%) allergic reaction, 16 (18.4%) diarrhea and 14 (16%) combination of these.