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Table 4 Summary of some mothers’ answers (N = 400)

From: Problems associated with reconstitution, administration, and storage of antibiotic suspensions for pediatrics: a cross-sectional study in Nablus city, Palestine

Characteristics Frequency Percentage
Read instructions
 Yes 347 86.8
 No 50 12.5
Understand instructions
 Yes 311 77.8
 No 45 11.2
Source of advice
 Pharmacist 176 44.0
 Doctor 41 10.2
 Others 180 45.5
Water used
 Boiled then cooled tap water 302 75.5
 Mineral water 52 13.0
 Tap water directly 31 7.8
 Distilled water 7 1.8
 Prepared by pharmacists 5 1.2
 Already reconstituted 3 0.8
Tool used to administer dose
 Syringe 313 78.2
 Household teaspoon 57 14.3
 Medicinal spoon 20 5.0
 Medicinal cup 10 2.5