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Table 2 Scores on antibiotic knowledge, general beliefs about medicines (BMQ) and attitude toward antibiotic use among Norwegian pharmacy customers

From: Knowledge of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance among Norwegian pharmacy customers – a cross-sectional study

Knowledge of antibiotics (score range) Mean score (SD) Percent of max score
 AB general knowledge (1–13) 8.5 (2.8) 65.4%
 AB resistance knowledge (1–10) 7.1 (2.1) 71.0%
 Total AB knowledge (1–23) 15.6 (4.4) 67.8%
Beliefs about medicinesa (score range) Mean score (SD) Mean score/4b (SD)
 BMQ benefit (4–20) 16.2 (2.4) 4.1 (0.6)
 BMQ harm (4–20) 10.3 (2.7) 2.6 (0.7)
 BMQ overuse (4–20) 12.7 (2.4) 3.2 (0.6)
Attitude toward antibiotic usea (score range) Mean score (SD) Mean score/2b (SD)
 Restrictive attitude supported (2–10) 9.2 (1.1) 4.6 (0.6)
 Non-restrictive attitude supported (2–10) 5.2 (1.9) 2.6 (1.0)
  1. aFive-point Likert scale per statement (from strongly disagree = 1 to strongly agree = 5), 4 statements per BMQ domain, 2 statements per attitude domain
  2. bDivided by the number of statements per domain, i.e. Likert scale 1–5 per domain