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Table 4 Reported practice of taking antibiotics during pregnancy and using antibiotics for the children

From: Antibiotic knowledge, attitudes and reported practice during pregnancy and six months after birth: a follow- up study in Lao PDR

 

Most commonly reported symptoms/illness episodes

 

Common cold

n (%)

Pneumonia

n (%)

UTI n (%)

RTI n (%)

Fever n (%)

Pregnant women who reported symptoms/illness during pregnancy (n = 96)

37 (40.2)

7 (7.6)

5 (5.4)

19 (20.6)

24 (26.0)

Children with reported symptoms/illness (n = 324)

243 (75.5)

19 (5.8)

16 (4.9)

72 (22.2)

Got medicine for this symptom

 Pregnant women

23 (62.0)

1(14.0)

0

7(37.0)

20 (83.0)

 Child

229 (94.0)

15 (79.0)

12 (75.0)

67 (93.0)

Antibiotic used

 Pregnant woman

7 (19.0)

0

5 (26.0)

2(8.0)

 Child

112 (46.0)

15 (79.0)

8 (50.0)

11 (15.0)

If antibiotic was used, who suggested it?

 Pregnant woman

Self-decision

1 (14.3)

1 (20.0)

0

Healthcare providers

6 (86.0)

4 (80.0)

2 (100.0)

 Child

Self- decision

2 (2.0)

1 (7.0)

0

0

Healthcare providers

110 (98.0)

14 (93.0)

8(100.0)

11(100.0)

If antibiotics was used, where did you get it?

 Pregnant woman

Private pharmacy or drug store

1 (14.0)

1(20.0)

0

Health facilities

6 (86.0)

4 (80.0)

2 (100.0)

 Child

Private pharmacy or drug store

21 (19.0)

1(7.0)

4 (50.0)

2 (18.0)

Health facilities

91 (81.0)

14 (93.0)

4 (50.0)

9 (82.0)

  1. Abbreviations: UTI urinary tract infection, RTI respiratory tract infection