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Table 3 Common cold prescriptions: amounts and classes of antibiotics

From: Overuse of antibiotics for the common cold – attitudes and behaviors among doctors in rural areas of Shandong Province, China

  Healthcare institution  
  County hospital Township health center Village clinic TOTAL
Number of healthcare institutions 3 6 18 27
Total number of prescriptions 1303 4799 2298 8400
Total number of common cold prescriptions 122 839 629 1590
Number of cold prescriptions with antibiotic (%) 57 (47) 366 (44) 446 (71) 869 (55)
Mean number of antibiotics prescribed 1.01 1.17 1.11 1.12
Amount of types of antibiotics prescribed for the diagnosis of common cold  
Other beta-lactam antibacterials (J01D) 22 156 210 388
Macrolides, lincosamides and streptogramins (J01F) 31 158 145 334
Beta-lactam antibacterials, penicillins (J01C) 3 76 77 156
Quinolone antibacterials (J01M) 1 14 30 45
Other antibacterials (J01X) 1 18 18 37
Sulfonamides and trimethoprim (J01E) 0 3 6 9
Aminoglycoside antibacterials (J01G) 0 1 7 8
Tetracyclines (J01A) 0 1 0 1