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Table 3 Attitudes towards antibiotic resistance

From: Differences in antibiotic use between patients with and without a regular doctor in Hong Kong

  With a regular doctor Without a regular doctor χ 2 -test Adjusted Odds ratio (95 % CI)b Multivariable logistic regression p-value
Preference for doctors who    χ 2 = 10.503, P = 0.033 NA 0.10
   Rarely prescribe antibiotics 552 (38.2 %) 323 (34.5 %)    
   Readily prescribe antibiotics 29 (2.0 %) 17 (1.8 %)    
   Prescribe antibiotics on request 59 (4.1 %) 58 (6.2 %)    
   Indifferent to such choice 695 (48.2 %) 449 (47.9 %)    
   Uncertain about such choice 108 (7.5 %) 90 (9.6 %)    
Taking fewer courses of antibiotics helps reduce antibiotic resistancea    χ 2 = 0.032, P = 0.858 0.87 (0.59, 1.25) 0.445
   Yes 1055 (88.6 %) 669 (88.8 %)    
   No 136 (11.4 %) 84 (11.2 %)    
Less prescription by doctors lowers the probability of antibiotic resistancea    χ 2 = 5.624, P = 0.018 1.37 (0.99, 1.88) 0.062
   Yes 1011 (86.9 %) 599 (82.9 %)    
   No 152 (13.1 %) 123 (17.1 %)    
You can help the prevention of antibiotic resistancea    χ 2 = 4.101, P = 0.043 1.04 (0.82, 1.33) 0.727
   Yes 455 (40.4 %) 251 (35.7 %)    
   No 670 (59.6 %) 452 (64.3 %)    
  1. aRespondents who had no idea about the meaning of “antibiotic resistance” did not answer these questions
  2. bOdds ratio adjusted for age, sex, education, income group and healthcare system