Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003
Consumer Attitudes and Use of Antibiotics
|Survey item||Yes/agree||No/disagree||Unsure||% Yes|
|1. In the past 4 weeks, have you (has he/she) taken any antibiotic medicine?||1,255||9,485||N/A||12.0|
|2. When I have a cold, I should take antibiotics to prevent getting a more serious illness.||2,544||7,638||538||27.4|
|3. When I get a cold, antibiotics help me to get better more quickly.||3,053||6,758||896||32.2|
|4. By the time I am sick enough to talk to or visit a doctor because of a cold, I usually expect a prescription for antibiotics.||4,812||4,954||911||47.6|
|5. Are you aware of any health dangers to yourself or other people associated with taking antibiotics?||4,860||5,749||164||41.9|
aValues are numbers of persons who answered the questions or statements. Percentages are based on weighted population data.
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