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Table 1 Profiles of participants in 13 selected hospitals in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

From: Knowledge and beliefs on antimicrobial resistance among physicians and nurses in hospitals in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Variables Senior physicians (n = 37) GP (N = 138) Nurses (n = 210) Total (n = 385)
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Work place     
 Public only 13 (35.2) 124 (89.9) 171 (81.4) 308 (80)
 Private only 12 (32.4) 0 36 (17.1) 48 (12.5)
 Both in Public and Private 12 (32.4) 14 (10.1) 3 (1.5) 29 (7.5)
Hospital department     
 Medicine 11 (29.7) 58 (42) 75 (35.7) 144 (37.4)
 Surgery 15 (40.5) 37 (26.8) 54 (25.7) 106 (27.5)
 Paediatrics 3 (8.1) 20 (14.5) 45 (21.4) 71 (18.4)
 Gynae-Obstatrics 7 (18.9) 13 (9.4) 15 (7.1) 35 (9.0)
 Rotation (among wards) 0 10 (7.2) 21 (10) 31 (8.0)
Training attended on AMR 15 (40.5) 12 (8.7) 9 (4.3) 36 (9.3)
Exposure of using AST results 20 (53.1) 64 (46.4) 48 (22.8) 132 (34.3)
Source of information     
 Books 15 (40.5) 46 (33.3) 15 (7.1) 76 (19.7)
 Internet 6 (16.2) 7 (5) 0 13 (3.4)
 Journals 7 (18.9) 4 (2.9) 0 11 (2.8)
School course and workshops 4 (10.8) 40 (28.9%) 51 (24.4) 95 (24.6)
 Lack of up- to -date information 5 (13.5) 41 (29.7) 144 (68.5) 190 (49.3)
  1. Key: GP: General Practitioner Medical Doctors.
  2. Senior physicians: Medical doctors with specializations.
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