Source of information on not taking antibiotics unnecessarily in Latvia 2018

This statistic displays the response of individuals regarding how they first got the information about not taking any antibiotics unnecessarily in Latvia 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, 31 percent of respondents who received information about not taking antibiotics unnecessarily reported that they spoke to a doctor about it, while 18 percent of respondents reported that they saw it on a TV advertisement.

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

Share of respondents
A doctor talked to you about it31%
You saw it on the internet or on online social media28%
You saw it on the TV news21%
You saw it on a TV advertisement18%
You read it in a newspaper17%
A family member or friend talked to you about it16%
A pharmacist talked to you about it10%
You heard it on the radio6%
Other6%
Another health professional (e.g. nurse or physio-therapist) talked to you about it4%
You saw it in a leaflet or on a poster4%
Don't know1%
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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Latvia

Survey time period

September 8 to 26, 2018

Number of respondents

1,001*

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 (Latvia)=1,001
n (EU28)=27,474.

Multiple answers possible.

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