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Table 3 Frequencies of used antibiotics

From: Point prevalence survey of antimicrobial use in three hospitals in North-Eastern Tanzania

  KCMC
Number of prescriptions n (% of total)
Mawenzi
Number of prescriptions n (% of total)
St. Joseph
Number of prescriptions n (% of total)
Total
Number of prescriptions n (% of total)
Ceftriaxone 54 (35.8) 11 (11.2) 29 (35.8) 94 (28.5)
Chloramphenicol 2 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6)
Ciprofloxacin 2 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.5) 4 (1.2)
Clindamycin 0 (0.0) 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3)
Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 5 (7.0) 6 (6.1) 2 (2.5) 13 (3.9)
Doxycycline 1 (0.7) 1 (1.0) 3 (3.7) 5 (1.5)
Fluconazole 6 (7.7) 2 (2.0) 2 (2.5) 10 (3.0)
Gentamicin 8 (8.4) 7 (7.1) 7 (8.6) 22 (6.6)
Macrolides 3 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.3) 4 (1.2)
Meropenem 2 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6)
Metronidazole 35 (23.2) 23 (23.5) 21 (26.3) 79 (23.9)
Penicillins 32 (21.2) 43 (43.9) 14 (17.3) 89 (26.9)
 Amoxicillin 11 (7.0) 5 (5.1) 2 (2.5) 18 (5.5)
 Amoxicillin - flucloxacillin 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3)
 Amoxicillin – clavulanic acid 3 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.9)
 Ampicillin 2 (1.4) 20 (20.4) 1 (1.2) 23 (7.0)
 Ampicillin - cloxacillin 5 (3.3) 12 (12.2) 11 (13.6) 28 (8.5)
 Cloxacillin 6 (4.0) 5 (5.1) 0 (0.0) 11 (3.3)
 Benzylpenicillin 4 (2.6) 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (1.5)
Total 151 98 81 330