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Table 2 Parents’ knowledge about commonly used drugs in respiratory tract infections

From: Parents’ self-directed practices towards the use of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Variables Percentage correct knowledge
Augmentin
(Co-amoxiclav)
Areolin
(salbutamol)
Depon (Paracetamol) Ceclor (cefaclor) Ponstan (mefenamic acid) Amoxil (Amoxacillin) Mucosolvan (Ambroxol HCL) Erythrocin (Erythromycin)
Gender Male 54.8% 90.5 95.2% 7.1 95.2 50* 95.2 16.7
Female 47.7% 95.5 94.1% 6.8 93.8 29.7 94.5 7.4
Age
(years)
20–30 43.2** 94.4 93.3 5.3* 93.5 27.4** 95.6 81
31–40 68.5 98.9 97.8 14.1 96.7 44.6 92.4 7.6
41–60 55.3 93.6 95.7 6.4 91.5 40.4 89.4 8.5
Parent of single child Yes 31.3* 100 87.5 18.8* 100 25 90.6 18.8*
No 49.3 94.8 94.6 6.1 93.5 31.6 94.8 7.4
Live in Makkah Yes 47.7 95.4 94 7.1 93.3 31.2 94.2 6.9**
No 55.1 91.8 95.9 4.1 100 32.7 98 20.4
Total n (%) 275 (48.2) 537 (94.2) 542 (95.1) 39 (6.8) 535 (93.9) 178 (31.2) 539 (94.6) 46 (8.1)
  1. Pearson Chi-square; * p < 0.05;** p < 0.001