Respondents knowledge of antibiotics in Belgium 2018

Share of respondent's knowledge of antibiotics in Belgium in 2018

by Conor Stewart, last edited Jan 21, 2019
Respondents knowledge of antibiotics in Belgium 2018 This statistic displays the level of knowledge of respondents regarding antibiotics in Belgium, 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, 46 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics could be used to kill viruses. 85 percent of respondents correctly answered when asked if unnecessary use of antibiotics could make them ineffective, while 81 percent correctly answered when asked if antibiotics were effective against cold and flu.
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Share of respondent's knowledge of antibiotics in Belgium in 2018

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Correct answer Incorrect answer Don't know
Antibiotics kill viruses (false)51%46%3%
Antibiotics are effective against colds and flu (false)81%18%1%
Unnecessary use of antibiotics makes them become ineffective (true)85%13%2%
Taking antibiotics often has side-effects such as diarrhea (true)68%26%6%
Correct answer Incorrect answer Don't know
Antibiotics kill viruses (false)51%46%3%
Antibiotics are effective against colds and flu (false)81%18%1%
Unnecessary use of antibiotics makes them become ineffective (true)85%13%2%
Taking antibiotics often has side-effects such as diarrhea (true)68%26%6%
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by Conor Stewart, last edited Jan 21, 2019
This statistic displays the level of knowledge of respondents regarding antibiotics in Belgium, 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, 46 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics could be used to kill viruses. 85 percent of respondents correctly answered when asked if unnecessary use of antibiotics could make them ineffective, while 81 percent correctly answered when asked if antibiotics were effective against cold and flu.
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