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Table 1 prevalence of antibiotic use among the specialty/ward

From: Antibiotic use among hospitalized patients in northern Nigeria: a multicenter point-prevalence survey

VariableFrequencyPercentage
Prevalence of antibiotic use25780.1
Prevalence of antibiotic based on specialty
 Pediatric medical3594.6
 Neonatal2692.9
 Medical6473.6
 Surgical5478.3
 Obstetrics and gynecology5172.9
 Pediatric surgical2790.0
Number of antibiotic prescription
 18633.5
 215259.1
 3176.6
 420.8
Routes of administration
 Parenteral25055.7
 Oral19944.3
Indication for antibiotic prescription
 Community infection17438.7
 Hospital infection7316.3
 Medical prophylaxis6714.9
 Surgical prophylaxis10122.5
 Unknown indication347.6