Information received not to take antibiotics unnecessarily in Spain 2016

This statistic displays the share of individuals who received information in the last 12 months about not taking antibiotics unnecessarily, for example for a cold or the flu in Spain, in 2016. 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 antibiotics can also lead to the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In 2016, 77 percent of respondents in Spain reported that they did not remember receiving any information about not taking antibiotics unnecessarily in the previous 12 months, this was above the European 28 average at 65 percent.

In the last 12 months, do you remember getting any information about not taking antibiotics unnecessarily, for example for a cold or the flu?

Yes NoDon't know
Spain23%77%0%
EU2833%65%2%
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Source

Release date

April 2016

Region

Spain

Survey time period

April 9 to 18, 2016

Number of respondents

1053*

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* n (Spain)=1,053
n (EU28)=27,969.

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