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Table 3 Relation of socio-demographic characteristics with over-expectation for antibiotics for common childhood complaints

From: Antibiotic use in rural China: a cross-sectional survey of knowledge, attitudes and self-reported practices among caregivers in Shandong province

Socio-demographic factors High over-expectation (expectation for an antibiotic for 3 or more complaints) Low over-expectation (expectation for an antibiotic for 2 or fewer complaints) p-value
n (%) n (%)
Age (years)
  ≤ 29 68 (43.0) 90 (57.0) 0.407
 30 ~ 49 140 (49.3) 144 (50.7)
  ≥ 50 127 (45.4) 153 (54.6)
Sex
 Male 29 (41.4) 41 (58.6) 0.380
 Female 306 (46.9) 346 (53.1)
Educational level
 Primary school and below 133 (44.6) 165 (55.4) 0.484
 Junior school 149 (49.0) 155 (51.0)
 Senior school and above 53 (44.2) 67 (55.8)
Household income level (Yuan)
  < 10,000 [<1200 Euro] 36 (46.2) 42 (53.8) 0.462
 10,000–30,000 [1200–3600 Euro] 186 (48.4) 198 (51.6)
  > 30,000 [>3600 Euro] 113 (43.5) 147 (56.5)
Relation with child
 Parents 167 (46.9) 189 (53.1) 0.810
 Grandparents 160 (45.6) 191 (54.4)
 Other 8 (53.3) 7 (46.7)
Number of child
 1 306 (46.4) 353 (53.6) 0.762
 2 27 (45.0) 33 (55.0)
 3 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3)
Age of child (years)
  < 3 114 (39.4) 175 (60.6) 0.02
  ≥ 3 221 (51.0) 212 (49.0)
Sex of child
 Male 208 (48.1) 224 (51.9) 0.250
 Female 127(43.8) 163(56.2)