Italy: oral antibiotic use in the last 12 months 2018

This statistic displays the share of individuals who have taken antibiotics orally such as tablets, powder or syrup in the last 12 months in Italy, in 2018. Antibiotics are medications that can kill or hinder the growth of bacteria which cause infections in people and animals. In 2018, 47 percent of respondents in Italy reported that they had taken oral antibiotics in the previous 12 months, this was above the European average at 32 percent. 53 percent of respondents in Italy reported that they had not taken oral antibiotics in the previous 12 months.

Have you taken any antibiotics orally such as tablets, powder or syrup in the last 12 months?

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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Italy

Survey time period

September 10-21, 2018

Number of respondents

1,029*

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* n (Italy)=1,029
n (EU28)=27,474.

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