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Table 4 Proportion of prescriptions with antibiotics, glucocorticoids and injections of the top 10 common diseases (%)

From: Outpatient prescription practices in rural township health centers in Sichuan Province, China

Rank Diagnoses Any antibiotics Two or more antibiotics Glucocorticoids Glucocorticoids & antibiotics Any injections Two or more injections
    2 3 ≥4 total     2 3 ≥4 total
1 Upper respiratory tract infection 92.52 17.52 2.07 0.96 20.55 21.47 19.94 53.37 17.15 8.48 12.33 37.96
2 Gastroenteritis 86.20 19.63 4.60 1.84 26.07 5.28 4.94 38.78 8.98 6.53 13.06 28.57
3 The common cold 82.68 13.42 0.43 0.00 13.85 28.36 18.75 43.75 18.18 8.52 7.39 34.09
4 COPD 96.86 25.13 4.71 1.05 30.89 32.61 30.30 66.87 13.13 15.00 28.75 56.88
5 Female genital diseases 94.33 39.01 9.22 0.00 48.23 10.14 9.46 52.94 17.65 11.76 12.75 42.16
6 Pneumonia 95.12 26.83 6.10 2.44 35.37 30.86 27.91 74.24 10.61 10.61 42.42 63.64
7 Rheumatoid arthritis 72.86 12.86 4.29 0.00 17.15 42.86 25.00 32.08 5.66 3.77 11.32 20.75
8 Other digestive tract diseases 80.30 22.73 1.52 3.03 27.28 2.86 2.74 52.83 18.87 9.43 11.32 39.62
9 Dental diseases 91.94 17.74 8.06 1.61 27.41 23.73 20.63 44.68 17.02 10.64 12.77 40.43
10 Hypertension 43.75 2.08 4.17 0.00 6.25 5.00 3.28 27.91 2.33 2.33 16.28 20.94