Share of respondent's knowledge of antibiotics in Malta in 2018
Respondents knowledge of antibiotics in Malta in 2018
This statistic displays the level of knowledge of respondents regarding antibiotics in Malta in 2018. Antibiotics are medications that can kill or hinder the growth of bacteria which cause infections in people and animals. Antibiotics are not used to treat viruses. In 2018, 58 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics could kill viruses. 39 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics are affective against cold and flu, while 92 percent of respondents answered correctly when asked if unnecessary use of antibiotics could make them ineffective.
Share of respondent's knowledge of antibiotics in Malta in 2018
Correct answerIncorrect answerDon't know
Antibiotics kill viruses (false)30%58%12%
Antibiotics are effective against colds and flu (false)46%39%15%
Unnecessary use of antibiotics makes them become ineffective (true)92%3%5%
Taking antibiotics often has side-effects such as diarrhea (true)77%6%17%
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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Malta

Survey time period

September 8 to 26, 2018

Number of respondents

509*

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* n (Malta)=509
n (EU28)=27,474.

Respondents knowledge of antibiotics in Malta in 2018
This statistic displays the level of knowledge of respondents regarding antibiotics in Malta in 2018. Antibiotics are medications that can kill or hinder the growth of bacteria which cause infections in people and animals. Antibiotics are not used to treat viruses. In 2018, 58 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics could kill viruses. 39 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics are affective against cold and flu, while 92 percent of respondents answered correctly when asked if unnecessary use of antibiotics could make them ineffective.
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