Italy: how respondents obtained antibiotics 2018

This statistic displays how respondents obtained their last course of antibiotics 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, 91 percent of respondents in Italy reported that they had obtained their last course of antibiotics from a medical practitioner, this was just under the European average at 93 percent. Only nine percent of respondents in Italy reported that they obtained their last course of antibiotics from a source other than a medical practitioner.

How did you obtain the last course of antibiotics that you used?

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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

Special properties

Respondents who have taken antibiotics in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

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

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