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Table 3 Percentage of positive answers to questions on antibiotic use against viral illness (influenza, hepatitis, AIDS) and tuberculosis.

From: Portuguese students' knowledge of antibiotics: a cross-sectional study of secondary school and university students in Braga

Options n Antibiotics should be prescribed for tuberculosis * (%) Antibiotics should be prescribed for tuberculosis and viral illnesses (%) Antibiotics should be prescribed for viral illnesses (%) P value
9 th grade 100 2 3 95  
12 th grade      
Sciences 39 18 8 74  
Humanities 7 0 14 86  
Informatics 19 0 38 62  
Arts 14 0 28 72  
Mean ± SD   4.5 ± 9.0 22 ± 13.6 73.5 ± 9.9 0.049
1 st year of university      
Biology/Geology 14 14 43 43  
Nursing 65 38 30 32  
Law 49 4 19 77  
Engineering 42 13 19 68  
Mean ± SD   17.3 ± 14.6 27.8 ± 11.4 55 ± 21.0 0.001
  1. SD-Standard deviation, *- Correct answer