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Table 2 Knowledge of healthcare providers (20 males and 34 females): those who answered “yes” to each question

From: Antibiotic prescription for under-fives with common cold or upper respiratory tract infection in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

Question Male Female Total
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Have ever seen main STG 18 (90.0) 28 (82.4) 46 (85.2)
Have ever seen STG for children 19 (95.0) 34 (100.0) 53 (98.1)
Using main STG in prescribing medicines 15 (75.0) 27 (79.4) 42 (77.8)
Using STG for children in prescribing medicines 20 (100.0) 32 (94.1) 52 (96.3)
Have ever heard about DTC 17 (85.0) 30 (88.2) 47 (87.0)
Member of the DTC 4 (20.0) 8 (23.5) 12 (22.2)
Have ever been contributed to DTC performance 10 (50.0) 23 (67.6) 33 (61.1)
Have ever seen EDL 13 (65.0) 26 (76.5) 39 (72.2)
Have ever heard about ADR 18 (90.0) 32 (94.1) 50 (92.6)
Have contribute to ADR reporting 3 (15.0) 11 (32.4) 14 (25.9)
Have ever heard about AAW 10 (50.0) 14 (41.2) 24 (44.4)
Have been joined AAW activity 4 (20.0) 6 (17.6) 10 (18.5)
Have ever heard about antimicrobial resistant 18 (90.0) 31 (91.2) 49 (90.7)
Have ever been trained on medical practice 18 (90.0) 28 (82.4) 46 (85.2)
Have ever been trained RUD* 13 (65.0) 12 (35.3) 25 (46.3)
  1. STG standard treatment guideline, DTC drug and therapeutics committee, EDL essential drug list, ADR adverse drug reaction, AAW Antibiotic Awareness Week, RUD rational use of drugs,
  2. *p < 0.05 between males and females