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Table 3 Respondent numbers to various statements on antimicrobial resistance

From: Investigating knowledge regarding antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance among pharmacy students in Sri Lankan universities

Statements Junior (n = 260) Senior (n = 206)
  Frequency Percentage Frequency Percentage
ABR occurs when your body becomes resistant to AB and they no longer works as well
 True 234 90 205 99.5
 False 26 10 1 .5
 Don’t know 0 0 0 0
Many infections are becoming increasingly resistant to treatment by antibiotics
 True 149 57 164 80
 False 56 22 27 13
 Don’t know 47 18 13 6
If bacteria are resistant to AB, it can be very difficult or impossible to treat the infections they cause
 True 196 75 178 86
 False 43 16 22 11
 Don’t know 16 6 4 2
Antibiotic resistance is an issue that could affect me or my family
 True 165 64 170 82
 False 42 16 19 9
 Don’t know 43 16 13 6
ABR is an issue in other countries but not here
 True 8 3 3 2
 False 196 75 188 91
 Don’t know 51 20 13 6
ABR only a problem for people who take AB regularly
 True 63 24 36 18
 False 167 64 159 77
 Don’t know 24 9 10 5
Bacteria which are resistant to AB can spread from person to person
 True 147 56 129 63
 False 63 24 49 24
 Don’t know 44 17 25 12
ABR infections could make medical procedures, organ transplants and cancer treatment difficult
 True 150 58 154 75
 False 27 10 9 4
 Don’t know 79 30 42 20
  1. AB: antibiotics, ABR antibiotic resistance