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Table 4 Distribution of ORS, zinc, antibiotics and other drugs in the prescriptions for acute diarrhoea in Ujjain, India (n = 843)

From: Adherence to treatment guidelines for acute diarrhoea in children up to 12 years in Ujjain, India - a cross-sectional prescription analysis

  Number Percentage Percentage range between clustersa
ORS 487 58 19-99%
ORS with zinc 188 22 0-53%
ORS with zinc and antibiotics 88 10 0-41%
Zinc only 228 27 0-53%
Antibiotics 602 71 8-100%
Probiotics 574 68  
Racecadotril 160 19  
Miscellaneous (for fever, pain in stomach, vomiting) 589 69  
IVFs 241 29  
IVFs with ORS 120 14  
IVFs without ORS 121 14  
  1. aPercentages were calculated separately for each cluster (pharmacy/hospital); "Percentage between clusters" reports the smallest and largest of these percentages.