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Table 3 Antibiotic use profiling

From: Evaluating antimicrobial prescribing in a Tertiary Healthcare Institution in Nigeria

Antibiotic class and Number of times prescribed (%)
Age (years) Amino-penicillin Cephalosporin Nitroimidazoles Fluoroquinolones Sulphonamide Macrolide Penicillin Tetracycline Lincosamides
No specific age 17 8 12 18 0 9 0 8 0
16–20 5 2 2 1 0 3 0 1 0
21–25 13 2 13 3 0 3 0 2 0
26–30 14 8 5 5 1 5 0 2 0
31–35 22 5 12 6 1 4 0 0 0
36–40 32 7 8 13 1 10 0 1 0
41–45 32 5 9 11 1 15 0 1 0
46–50 40 5 12 9 0 17 2 1 0
51–55 20 6 11 11 2 2 1 1 0
56–60 13 1 11 8 0 4 0 1 0
61–65 4 1 6 11 0 4 1 1 0
66–70 4 6 3 5 0 0 0 0 1
71–75 11 1 2 3 0 5 0 0 0
76–80 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
81–85 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
86–90 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total (617) 230 57 111 106 6 82 4 19 2