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Table 2 Estimated percentage of inappropriate antibiotic prescription for URI in ambulatory carea

From: Cost of inappropriate antimicrobial use for upper respiratory infection in Japan

Age group (years)2013201420152016
0–422·45 (22·37–22·52)21·59 (21·52–21·66)20·14 (20·07–20·21)18·87 (18·80–18·94)
5–930·92 (30·79–31·05)30·37 (30·25–30·50)28·32 (28·20–28·44)26·75 (26·63–26·87)
10–1436·88 (36·69–37·08)35·95 (35·76–36·13)34·56 (34·39–34·74)33·04 (32·86–33·22)
15–1943·29 (43·0–43·58)42·02 (41·75–42·30)41·71 (41·45–41·97)37·87 (37·63–38·12)
20–2444·05 (43·74–44·36)42·72 (42·42–43·01)43·61 (43·32–43·91)40·49 (40·21–40·78)
25–2942·51 (42·24–42·78)41·68 (41·42–41·94)42·09 (41·84–42·35)39·99 (39·73–40·24)
30–3442·74 (42·51–42·96)42·01 (41·79–42·23)41·52 (41·30–41·74)39·80 (39·58–40·02)
35–3942·82 (42·61–43·04)42·09 (41·88–42·30)41·45 (41·24–41·66)39·98 (39·77–40·19)
40–4441·6 (41·37–41·82)40·95 (40·74–41·17)40·46 (40·26–40·67)39·04 (38·83–39·25)
45–4939·10 (38·85–39·35)38·16 (37·93–38·40)38·40 (38·17–38·62)36·87 (36·65–37·10)
50–5436·75 (36·49–37·01)36·31 (36·06–36·56)36·09 (35·85–36·33)34·79 (34·55–35·02)
55–5935·45 (35·16–35·74)34·88 (34·60–35·15)35·04 (34·78–35·30)33·45 (33·20–33·71)
60–6433·62 (33·30–33·94)33·06 (32·74–33·38)33·27 (32·96–33·58)31·71 (31·40–32·02)
Total32·41 (32·37–32·47)31·68 (31·63–31·73)31·0 (30·95–31·05)29·36 (29·31–29·40)
  1. aData are expressed as percentages. Values in parentheses represent 95% confidence intervals