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Table 6 Predictors of non-prescription antimicrobial use in children for URTIs

From: Medicine use practices in management of symptoms of acute upper respiratory tract infections in children (≤12 years) in Kampala city, Uganda

Predictors Adjusted PR 95%CI P-value
Source of medicines    
 Pharmacy 1
 Drug shop 1.45 1.14-1.85 0.002
 Clinic 0.54 0.41-0.72 p < 0.001
 Medicines found at home 1.80 1.39-2.33 p < 0.001
 Others 1.28 0.83-1.98 0.27
Drugs given    
 NSAID 1
 Antimalarial 2.80 1.17-6.68 0.02
 Antibacterial 1.35 0.88-2.08 0.17
 Antihistamine 1.35 0.97-1.88 0.08
 Others 1.23 0.85-1.80 0.28
  1. PR Prevalence Ration, NSAID Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug, CI Confidence Interval