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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