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Table 5 Antimicrobial agents being prescribed at the selected primary health care centers

From: Antimicrobial use by WHO methodology at primary health care centers: a cross sectional study in Punjab, Pakistan

Sr. No. ATCa Code Antimicrobial name RHCs b(n = 3711) BHUs c(n = 4525) Outpatients (n = 5853) Inpatients (n = 2383) All (N = 8236)
1 J01AA02 Doxycycline 131 (3.5) 97 (2.1) 228 (3.9) 228 (2.8)
2 J01CA01 Ampicillin 304 (8.2) 464 (10.3) 768 (13.1) 768 (9.3)
3 J01CR02 Amoxiclav 497 (13.4) 679 (15.0) 863 (14.7) 313 (13.1) 1176 (14.3)
4 J01DB09 Cephradine 207 (5.6) 109 (2.4) 297 (5.1) 19 (0.8) 316 (3.8)
5 J01DD01 Cefotaxime 134 (3.6) 77 (1.7) 89 (1.5) 122 (5.1) 211 (2.6)
6 J01DD04 Ceftriaxone 488 (13.2) 643 (14.2) 522 (8.9) 609 (25.6) 1131 (13.7)
7 J01EE01 Cotrimoxazole 53 (1.4) 31 (0.7) 69 (1.2) 15 (0.6) 84 (1.0)
8 J01FA09 Clarithromycin 219 (5.9) 242 (5.3) 418 (7.1) 43 (1.8) 461 (5.6)
9 J01FF01 Clindamycin 123 (3.3) 91 (2.0) 214 (3.7) 214 (2.6)
10 J01FF02 Lincomycin 212 (5.7) 197 (4.4) 409 (7.0) 409 (5.0)
11 J01GB03 Gentamicin 79 (2.1) 42 (0.9) 121 (5.1) 121 (1.5)
12 J01GB06 Amikacin 29 (0.8) 14 (0.3) 25 (0.4) 18 (0.8) 43 (0.5)
13 J01MA02 Ciprofloxacin 451 (12.2) 906 (20.0) 1163 (19.9) 194 (8.1) 1357 (16.5)
14 J01MA14 Moxifloxacin 113 (3.0) 124 (2.7) 108 (1.8) 129 (5.4) 237 (2.9)
15 J01XD01 Metronidazole 671 (18.1) 809 (17.9) 680 (11.6) 800 (33.6) 1480 (18.0)
  1. aAnatomical therapeutic chemical classification system. bRural health centers; cBasic health units