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Table 3 The respondents’ responses regarding the knowledge and attitude questions

From: Prevalence of self-medication with antibiotics and associated factors in the community of Asmara, Eritrea: a descriptive cross sectional survey

  Frequency %
Do you know what antibiotics are?
 Yes 422 73.1
 No 155 26.9
What do you think about SMA?
 Good practice 39 6.8
 Acceptable practice 130 22.5
 Not acceptable practice 408 70.7
Are antibiotics good for common cold?
 Yes 128 22.2
 No 281 48.7
 Don’t know 168 29.1
What are antibiotics used for?
 Bacterial infection 277 43.8
 Viral infection 82 13.0
 Bacterial and Viral infections 53 9.2
 Don’t know 270 42.7
aOthers 3 0.5
  1. a Fungal infections, helminthic infections, skin wounds