Italy: information source on unnecessary antibiotics use 2018

This statistic displays the response of individuals regarding how they first got the information about not taking any antibiotics unnecessarily in Italy, in 2018. Antibiotics are medications that can kill or hinder the growth of bacteria which can cause infections in people and animals. Antibiotic resistance occurs when there is a mutation in the bacteria's genes, however excessive use of antibiotics can also lead to the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In 2018, 66 percent respondents who received information about not taking antibiotics unnecessarily reported that they received this information from a doctor, while 21 percent of respondents reported that they received this information from a pharmacist.

How did you first get this information about not taking any antibiotics unnecessarily?

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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 or older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

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