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Table 9 Health professionals’ attitudes on causes of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, 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 on causes of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions Responses
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
N % N % N % N % N %
Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are by patient push 35 16.1 81 37.2 54 24.8 42 19.3 6 2.8
Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are due to treatment failure 43 19.7 98 45 60 27.5 13 6 4 1.8
Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are for critically ill or immune-compromised patient 47 21.6 57 26.1 94 43.1 16 7.3 4 1.8
Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are for profit of hospitals/health centers 23 10.6 58 26.6 64 29.4 66 30.3 7 3.2