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Table 2 Antibiotic prescribing frequency for acute respiratory infections according to clinical diagnosis pre- and post-intervention, Minya, 2012

From: An educational intervention to promote appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in a district in Egypt- pilot study

Diagnosis Pre-intervention Post-intervention
Encounters reviewed Encounters including antibiotic prescription Encounters reviewed Encounters including antibiotic prescription
N N % N N %
Pediatric
 Ear infection 2 2 100.0 5 3 60.0
 Tonsillitis 35 34 97.1 35 34 97.1
 Pharyngitis 53 51 96.2 36 30 83.3
 Sinusitis 7 6 85.7 14 14 100.0
 Bronchitis 78 63 80.8 97 68 70.1
 Common cold 43 23 53.5 143 54 37.8
Total pediatric 218 179 82.1 330 203 61.5
Adults
 Ear infection 4 4 100.0 2 1 50.0
 Tonsillitis 10 10 100.0 17 17 100.0
 Pharyngitis 27 26 96.3 61 55 90.2
 Sinusitis 10 8 80.0 10 10 100.0
 Bronchitis 35 33 94.3 77 49 63.6
 Common cold 27 17 63.0 110 56 50.9
Total adults 113 98 86.7 277 188 67.9
Grand total 331 277 83.7 607 391 64.4