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Table 3 DDDs, DIDs and percentages of DDD of antibiotics according to infection

From: Antibiotic prescriptions in primary health care in a rural population in Crete, Greece

Infection Antimicrobial agents % children % adults DDD children (%) DDD adults (%) DID children DID adults
Respiratory Penicillins J01C 37.5% 22% 344 (48.9%) 337.5 (33%) 9.53 9.67
  Cephalosporins J01DA 29.2% 30% 142 (20.1%) 306 (30%) 3.92 5.27
  Macrolides, lincozamides J01F 31.9% 48% 204 (29%) 378 (37%) 5.65 6.51
  Sulphonamides J01E 1.4% 0 14.4 (2%) 0 0.4 0
Urinary Penicillins J01C   8.3%   24 (18%)   0.41
  Cephalosporins J01DA   25%   24 (18%)   0.41
  Quinolones J01M   41.7%   55 (41.4%)   0.95
  Sulphonamides J01   25%   30 (22.6%)   0.52
Skin-soft tissues Penicillins J01C 42.8% 6.3% 15.4 (52.4%) 12 (8.3%) 0.58 0.21
  Cephalosporins J01DA 28.6% 62.5% 6.5 (19.5%) 88 (60%) 0.18 1.52
  Macrolides, lincozamides J01F   12.5%   11 (7.5%)   0.19
  Other 28.6% 18.7% 7.5 (25.5%) 35.5 (24.2%) 0.21 1.09
Genital Other   100%   25.5 (100%)   0.57
Gastrointestinal Macrolides, lincozamides J01F 50%   12 (66.7%)   0.33  
  Other 50%   6 (33.3%)   0.17  
Tooth abscess Penicillins J01C 80% 75% 30 (83.3%) 72 (90%) 0.83 1.86
  Cephalosporins J01DA 20%   6 (16.7%)   0.17  
  Macrolides, lincozamides J01F   25%   8.0 (10%)   0.14
Various Other 100%   2.5 (100%)   0.07