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Table 4 Correlations between volume of prescribed penicillins and clarithromycin and/or clindamycin and resistance rates (%) 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. pneumoniae resistance to rho p-value
 Penicillins (J01C) Penicillin 0.39 0.084
Macrolides, lincosamides (J01F) Clarithromycin and/or clindamycin 0.76 0.001
Adult practices
 Prescription of S. pneumoniae resistance to rho p-value
 Penicillins (J01C) Penicillin 0.30 0.319
Macrolides, lincosamides (J01F) Clarithromycin and/or clindamycin 0.63 0.021
Paediatric practices
 Prescription of S. pneumoniae resistance to rho p-value
 Penicillins (J01C) Penicillin 0.10 0.872
 Macrolides, lincosamides (J01F) Clarithromycin and/or clindamycin 0.52 0.191
  1. (Spearman’s rank correlation) [significant results marked in bold]