Respondents knowledge of antibiotics in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018

Share of respondent's knowledge of antibiotics in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018

Respondents knowledge of antibiotics in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018 This statistic displays the level of knowledge of respondents regarding antibiotics in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018. In 2018, 41 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics could be used to kill viruses. 16 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics are affective against cold and flu, while 90 percent of respondents correctly answered when asked if unnecessary use of antibiotics can make them ineffective.
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Share of respondent's knowledge of antibiotics in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018

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Correct answerIncorrect answer Don't know
Unnecessary use of antibiotics makes them become ineffective (true)90%5%5%
Antibiotics are effective against colds and flu (false)78%16%6%
Taking antibiotics often has side-effects such as diarrhea (true)62%17%21%
Antibiotics kill viruses (false)49%41%10%
Correct answerIncorrect answer Don't know
Unnecessary use of antibiotics makes them become ineffective (true)90%5%5%
Antibiotics are effective against colds and flu (false)78%16%6%
Taking antibiotics often has side-effects such as diarrhea (true)62%17%21%
Antibiotics kill viruses (false)49%41%10%
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This statistic displays the level of knowledge of respondents regarding antibiotics in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018. In 2018, 41 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics could be used to kill viruses. 16 percent of respondents incorrectly answered when asked if antibiotics are affective against cold and flu, while 90 percent of respondents correctly answered when asked if unnecessary use of antibiotics can make them ineffective.
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