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Table 2 Percentage of respondents giving correct responses to knowledge statements, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, October to November 2015

From: Paramedical staffs knowledge and attitudes towards antimicrobial resistance in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Statements Correct response Incorrect response
Number % Number %
Widespread or over use of antibiotics promotes antimicrobial resistance 202 92.7 16 7.3
Inappropriate empiric choices promote antimicrobial resistance 206 94.5 12 5.5
Inappropriate duration of antibiotics course promotes antimicrobial resistance 202 92.7 16 7.3
Use of broad spectrum antibiotics promotes antimicrobial resistance 136 62.4 82 37.6
Poor access to local antibiogram data promotes antimicrobial resistance 168 77.1 50 22.9
Microbe mutations cause antimicrobial resistance 195 89.4 23 10.6
Promotion by pharmaceutical representatives to antibiotics promotes antimicrobial resistance 127 58.3 91 41.7
Patient demands and expectations promote antimicrobial resistance 157 72 61 28
Prescribers’ poor awareness promotes antimicrobial resistance 196 89.9 22 10.1
Self-prescription by patients promotes antimicrobial resistance 207 95 11 5
Poor hand-washing in healthcare settings spread antimicrobial resistance 157 72 61 28
Poor infection control in hospitals spread antimicrobial resistance 202 92.7 16 7.3
Patient poor adherence promotes antimicrobial resistance 210 96.3 8 3.7
Sub-standard quality of antibiotics promotes antimicrobial resistance 195 89.4 23 10.6