Italy: understanding of antibiotics 2018

This statistic displays the level of knowledge of respondents regarding antibiotics in Italy, in 2018. Antibiotics are medications that can kill or hinder the growth of bacteria which cause infections in people and animals. Antibiotics are not used to treat viruses. In 2018, 65 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics could be used to kill viruses. Moreover, 23 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics were affective against cold and flu, while 70 percent of respondents correctly answered when asked if unnecessary use of antibiotics could make them ineffective.

Awareness and understanding of antibiotics in Italy in 2018

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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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