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Table 3 The top 10 antibiotic agents prescribed

From: Antibiotic prescriptions for children younger than 5 years with acute upper respiratory infections in China: a retrospective nationwide claims database study

Agents Antibiotic use,
n (%*)
Cumulative antibiotic use, n(%)
Cefixime 5146 (20.4) 5146 (20.4)
Azithromycin 3881 (15.4) 9027 (35.8)
Cefaclor 3186 (12.7) 12,213 (48.5)
Amoxicillin Clavulanate Potassium 2017 (8.0) 14,230 (56.5)
Amoxicillin 1361 (5.4) 15,591 (61.9)
Cefdinir 1326 (5.3) 16,917 (67.1)
Cefuroxime 1215 (4.8) 18,132 (72.0)
Clarithromycin 1139 (4.5) 19,271 (76.5)
Cefprozil 824 (3.3) 20,095 (79.8)
Ergomycin 801 (3.2) 20,896
(82.9)
  1. * % was calculated by dividing the number of visits with specific antibiotic agent by the total number of visits in which antibiotics were prescribed and multiplying by 100