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Table 2 Characteristics of antibiotic prescriptions among all the sample prescriptions in primary healthcare institutions in Beijing, 2015–2018

From: Antibiotic use and irrational antibiotic prescriptions in 66 primary healthcare institutions in Beijing City, China, 2015–2018

Characteristics CHCs (%) CHSs (%) All (%)
Total 1754 (100.0) 7413 (100.0) 9167 (100.0)
Year
 2015 490 (27.9) 551 (7.4) 1041 (11.4)
 2016 535 (30.5) 2576 (34.8) 3111 (33.9)
 2017 376 (21.4) 2450 (33.1) 2826 (30.8)
 2018 353 (20.1) 1836 (24.8) 2189 (23.9)
Age
 18–60 818 (46.6) 3137 (42.3) 3955 (43.1)
 61–70 488 (27.8) 2209 (29.8) 2697 (29.4)
 71–80 277 (15.8) 1216 (16.4) 1493 (16.3)
 81–90 159 (9.1) 761 (10.3) 920 (10)
  > 90 12 (0.7) 90 (1.2) 102 (1.1)
Gender
 Female 1085 (61.9) 4429 (59.8) 5514 (60.2)
 Male 669 (38.1) 2984 (40.3) 3653 (39.9)
Number of prescribed antibiotics
 1 1724 (98.3) 7326 (98.8) 9050 (98.7)
  ≥ 2 30 (1.7) 87 (1.2) 117 (1.3)
Season
 Spring 405 (23.1) 1611 (21.7) 2016 (22)
 Summer 470 (26.8) 1684 (22.7) 2154 (23.5)
 Autumn 412 (23.5) 1903 (25.7) 2315 (25.3)
 Winter 467 (26.6) 2215 (29.9) 2682 (29.3)
Conditions
 Acute bronchitis 314 (17.9) 1296 (17.5) 1610 (17.6)
 AURI, not specified 246 (14) 1072 (14.5) 1318 (14.4)
 Acute tonsillitis 40 (2.3) 866 (11.7) 906 (9.9)
 Urinary tract infection 145 (8.3) 439 (5.9) 584 (6.4)
 Paradentitis 120 (6.8) 458 (6.2) 578 (6.3)
 Common cold 64 (3.6) 452 (6.1) 516 (5.6)
 Acute pharyngitis 148 (8.4) 309 (4.2) 457 (5)
 Other infection 107 (6.1) 307 (4.1) 414 (4.5)
 Combined infection 570 (32.5) 2214 (29.9) 2784 (30.4)
Irrational use a
 Irregular 51 (26.7) 100 (13.4) 151 (16.1)
 Inappropriate 155 (81.2) 663 (88.6) 818 (87.1)
 Abnormal 2 (1) 14 (1.9) 16 (1.7)
  1. Abbreviations: CHCs community healthcare centres, CHSs community healthcare stations, AURI Acute Respiratory Tract Infection
  2. a The denominator was irrational antibiotic prescriptions