Volume 5, Number 1—February 1999
Socioeconomic and Behavioral Factors Leading to Acquired Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics in Developing Countries
|Sample||Source||Tetracycline content (% of label claim)||Content of ATCa (%)||Bioavailability (%)b|
|C5||Patent medicine stall||84.5||1.9||87.6d|
|C6||Roadside stall||67.8||1.5||Not tested|
|C7||Patent medicine stall||89.6||1.8||Not tested|
aAnhydrotetracycline, one of four tetracycline degradation products.
bMeasured from cumulative excretion of tetracycline in the urine of five volunteers.
cReference standard obtained from the manufacturer.
dSignificantly different from C1 (p = 0.01, Wilcoxon signed rank test).
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