Source of information on not taking antibiotics unnecessarily in Ireland 2018

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

by Conor Stewart, last edited Jan 18, 2019
Source of information on not taking antibiotics unnecessarily in Ireland 2018 This statistic displays the response of individuals regarding how they first got the information about not taking any antibiotics unnecessarily in Ireland, 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 antibiotics can also lead to the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In 2018, 44 percent of respondents who received information about not taking antibiotics unnecessarily reported that they had talked to a doctor about it, while 19 percent of respondents reported that they had seen it on a TV advertisement.
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How did you first get this information about not taking any antibiotics unnecessarily?

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Share of respondents
From a doctor44%
From a pharmacist25%
From a TV advertisment19%
On the radio16%
On the TV news or other programmes15%
In a newspaper10%
In a leaflet or on a poster9%
Another health professional (e.g. nurse or physio-therapist) talked to you about it8%
From a family member or friend8%
On the internet or in online social networks8%
Other2%
Share of respondents
From a doctor44%
From a pharmacist25%
From a TV advertisment19%
On the radio16%
On the TV news or other programmes15%
In a newspaper10%
In a leaflet or on a poster9%
Another health professional (e.g. nurse or physio-therapist) talked to you about it8%
From a family member or friend8%
On the internet or in online social networks8%
Other2%
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by Conor Stewart, last edited Jan 18, 2019
This statistic displays the response of individuals regarding how they first got the information about not taking any antibiotics unnecessarily in Ireland, 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 antibiotics can also lead to the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In 2018, 44 percent of respondents who received information about not taking antibiotics unnecessarily reported that they had talked to a doctor about it, while 19 percent of respondents reported that they had seen it on a TV advertisement.
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