Self-medication with antibiotics in Jordanian population.

  title={Self-medication with antibiotics in Jordanian population.},
  author={Sayer I. Al-azzam and Belal A. Al-husein and Firas Alzoubi and Majed M Masadeh and Mohammad Ali S. M. Al-Horani},
  journal={International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health},
  volume={20 4},
OBJECTIVES A survey was conducted to estimate the prevalence of self-medication with antibiotics in Jordan and evaluate the factors associated with antibiotic misuse. METHODS Validated questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of 1943 households (9281 persons) selected from among different cities in Jordan. RESULTS 842 (39.5%) of 2133 antibiotic users identified via the survey had used antibiotics without a prescription within a one-month study period. Self-medication with… CONTINUE READING
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