How respondents obtained antibiotics in Ireland 2018

This statistic displays how respondents obtained their last course of antibiotics in Ireland, in 2018. Antibiotics are medications that can kill or hinder the growth of bacteria which cause infections in people and animals. In 2018, 55 percent of respondents in Ireland reported that they had obtained their last course of antibiotics from a medical practitioner.

How did you obtain the last course of antibiotics that you used?

Share of respondents
From a medical practitioner55%
Administered by a medical practitioner37%
Without prescription from a pharmacy5%
Left over from a previous course1%
Without prescription from elsewhere2%
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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Ireland

Survey time period

September 8 to 26, 2018

Number of respondents

1,001*

Special properties

Respondents who have taken antibiotics in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* n (Ireland)=1,001
n (EU28)=27,474.

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