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Table 3 Source and use of antibiotics by respondents to an online survey on antibiotic resistance administered by the National 12320 Health Hotline management office, China, April 12 to May 7, 2019. Excludes respondents who reported never taking antibiotics (n = 140)

From: Using Weibo and WeChat social media channels to assess public awareness and practices related to antimicrobial resistance, China, 2019

Characteristics Where did respondent obtain antibiotics when last used? When did respondent stop taking antibiotics?
Hospital
N (%)
Pharmacies
N (%)
Saved from before
N (%)
Family or Friend
N (%)
Internet
N (%)
Do not recall
N (%)
As Directed
N (%)
Feeling Better
N (%)
Do Not Recall
N (%)
Sex
Male 498 (54) 289 (31) 78 (9) 19 (2) 4 (< 1) 34 (4) 497 (54) 396 (43) 29 (3)
Female 992 (58) 444 (26) 168 (10) 26 (2) 3 (< 1) 78 (5) 956 (56) 719 (42) 36 (2)
Age
16–24 68 (56) 43 (32) 5 (4) 5 (4) 1 (< 1) 12 (9) 74 (55) 56 (42) 4 (3)
25–44 1049 (58) 551 (30) 175 (10) 26 (1) 5 (< 1) 72 (4) 1030 (55) 798 (42) 50 (3)
45–64 322 (61) 130 (24) 61 (11) 14 (3) 1 (< 1) 25 (5) 310 (56) 233 (42) 10 (2)
 ≥65 51 (79) 9 (13) 5 (7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (4) 39 (57) 28 (41) 1 (2)
Provinces
Eastern 1247 (60) 507 (24) 202 (10) 36 (2) 5 (< 1) 81 (4) 1147 (55) 881 (42) 50 (3)
Central 144 (43) 141 (42) 27 (8) 5 (2) 1 (< 1) 19 (6) 188 (56) 139 (41) 10 (3)
Western 99 (45) 85 (39) 17 (8) 4 (2) 1 (< 1) 12 (6) 118 (54) 95 (44) 5 (2)
Place of Residence
Urban 1133 (57) 549 (28) 199 (10) 33 (2) 7 (< 1) 76 (4) 1114 (56) 841 (42) 42 (2)
Sub-urban 277 (57) 138 (28) 38 (8) 8 (2) 0 (0) 26 (5) 262 (54) 207 (42) 18 (4)
Rural 80 (54) 46 (31) 9 (6) 4 (3) 0 (0) 10 (7) 77 (52) 67 (45) 5 (3)
Education
Less than High School 77 (53) 50 (35) 5 (3) 3 (2) 0 (0) 10 (7) 64 (44) 72 (50) 9 (6)
High School Graduate 175 (54) 98 (30) 23 (7) 7 (2) 0 (0) 20 (6) 168 (52) 145 (45) 10 (3)
Some Junior College 336 (51) 203 (31) 78 (12) 12 (2) 3 (< 1) 33 (5) 342 (51) 307 (46) 16 (2)
Some Undergraduate 746 (61) 321 (26) 106 (9) 18 (2) 3 (< 1) 39 (3) 708 (57) 500 (41) 25 (2)
Some Graduate 156 (58) 61 (23) 34 (13) 5 (2) 1 (< 1) 10 (4) 171 (64) 91 (34) 5 (2)
Total 1490 (57) 733 (28) 246 (9) 45 (2) 7 (< 1) 112 (4) 1453 (55) 1115 (42) 65 (2)