Source of information on not taking antibiotics unnecessarily in Belgium 2018

This statistic displays the response of individuals regarding how they first received the information about not taking any antibiotics unnecessarily in Belgium, in 2018. Antibiotics are medications that can kill or hinder the growth of bacteria which cause infections in people and animals. Antibiotic resistance occurs when there is a mutation in the bacteria's genes, however excessive use of the antibiotics can also lead to the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In 2018, 48 percent of respondents who received information about not taking antibiotics unnecessarily received this information from a doctor, while 40 percent of respondents reported they had saw this information on a TV advertisement.

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

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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

September 8 to 26, 2018

Number of respondents

1,018*

Special properties

Respondents who have received information about not taking antibiotics unnecessarily in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* n (Belgium)=1,018
n (EU28)=27,474.

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