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Table 3 Correlations between volume of prescribed penicillins and macrolides/lincosamides and resistance rates of S. aureus (%) in all practices, adult and paediatric practices

From: Patient-related factors, antibiotic prescribing and antimicrobial resistance of the commensal Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae in a healthy population - Hungarian results of the APRES study

All practices
 Prescription of S. aureus resistance to rho p-value
Penicillins (J01C) Penicillin 0.57 0.008
 Macrolides, lincosamides (J01F) Azithromycin and/or clindamycin 0.22 0.343
Adult practices
 Prescription of S. aureus resistance to rho p-value
 Penicillins (J01C) Penicillin 0.30 0.319
 Macrolides, lincosamides (J01F) Azithromycin and/or clindamycin 0.03 0.922
Paediatric practices
 Prescription of S. aureus resistance to rho p-value
 Penicillins (J01C) Penicillin 0.60 0.284
 Macrolides, lincosamides (J01F) Azithromycin and/or clindamycin 0.54 0.391
  1. (Spearman’s rank correlation) [significant results marked in bold]