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Table 3 Number and percentage of the questions on the attitude of antibiotic use

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice of antibiotic use among university students: a cross sectional study in UAE

Question (correct response) Total % (n/N) Whole n (%) 1st year n (%) Final year n (%)
MS NS χ2 p MS NS χ2 p MS NS χ2 p
There is abuse on antibiotics at present. (Yes) 1063 (88.6%) 548 (91.3%) 515 (85.8%) 9 0.003 329 (89.9%) 256 (85.3%) 3.2 0.073 219 (93.6%) 259 (86.3%) 7.4 0.007
Antibiotic resistance a problem in UAE (Yes) 534 (44.5%) 287 (47.8%) 247 (41.2%) 5.4 0.020 152 (41.5%) 105 (35%) 3 0.085 135 (57.7%) 142 (47.3%) 5.6 0.017
Abuse of antibiotics the main cause of bacterial resistance (Yes) 875 (72.9%) 475 (79.2%) 400 (66.7%) 23.7 0.000 277 (75.7%) 205 (68.3%) 4.5 0.035 198 (84.6%) 195 (65.0%) 20 0.000
Antibiotic resistance affect you and your family’s health 824 (68.7%) 425 (70.8%) 399 (66.5%) 2.6 0.106 247 (67.5%) 188 (62.7%) 1.7 0.194 178 (76.1%) 211 (70.3%) 2.2 0.139
Necessary to get more information about antibiotics 1146 (95.5%) 583 (97.2%) 563 (93.8%) 7.7 0.005 353 (96.4%) 286 (95.3%) 0.53 0.468 230 (98.3%) 277 (92.3%) 9.7 0.002
Need to establish to establish course “Rational use of antibiotics” at the university level 1061 (88.4%) 553 (92.2%) 508 (84.7%) 16.5 0.000 335 (91.5%) 250 (83.3%) 10.4 0.001 218 (93.2%) 258 (86%) 7 0.008
  1. *p < 0.05; #Significance; χ2 = chi square test.; n (%): Frequency (Percentage)