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Table 4 Ratings of participants’ compliance with doctors’ directions on antibiotic use (n = 722)

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

Antibiotic use practices Always Usually Sometimes Seldom Never
How often do you use antibiotics prophylactically, to protect your child from diseases like the common cold? 1.0 % 1.9 % 3.2 % 4.6 % 89.3 %
How often do you follow doctors’ instructions when giving your child antibiotics? 82.8 % 10.8 % 5.8 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
Have you ever increased the dosage of antibiotics for your child for better efficacy? 0.6 % 1.2 % 1.9 % 6.1 % 90.2 %
Have you ever reduced the dosage of antibiotics for your child for improved safety? 3.2 % 3.6 % 5.4 % 11.5 % 76.3 %
Have you ever used antibiotics intermittently or in an interrupted pattern for your child? 1.4 % 4.8 % 6.4 % 32.7 % 54.7 %
  1. Numbers in bold are the ‘high adherence’ answers for each question