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Table 2 History of illness, and access medical services

From: Antibiotic resistance among the Lahu hill tribe people, northern Thailand: a cross-sectional study

Factors n %
Total 240 100.0
History of illness one-year priora
 Urinary tract infection (n = 240) 163 67.9
 Respiratory tract infection (n = 240) 135 56.3
 Gastrointestinal tract infection (n = 240) 81 33.8
First priority on access a medical care while having health problem
 Community health center 69 28.8
 District hospital 59 24.6
 Drugstore 52 21.7
 Village grocery 39 16.3
 Private clinic 13 5.4
 Using leftover drugs 4 1.7
 Using drugs from family member 3 1.3
Frequency of antibiotic use 12 months prior (times)
 1 153 63.8
 2 58 24.2
  ≥ 3 29 12.1
Source of getting antibioticsa
 District hospital (n = 240) 124 51.7
 Drugstore (n = 240) 67 27.9
 Private medical clinic (n = 240) 54 22.5
 Private nurse clinic (n = 240) 38 15.8
 Health center (n = 240) 16 6.7
 Tertiary hospital (n = 240) 10 4.2
 Family member or neighborhood (n = 240) 2 0.8
Reasons for taking antibiotica
 Wish to get better from an illness (n = 240) 167 69.6
 Doctor or health care professional prescribed (n = 240) 151 62.9
 Protect severity of illness (n = 240) 77 32.1
Ever receiving information on infectious diseases
 No 64 26.7
 Yes 176 73.3
Source of information about infectious disease a
 Health care professional (n = 240) 129 53.8
 Village health volunteer (n = 240) 74 30.8
 Community leader (n = 240) 70 29.2
 Television, radio (n = 240) 66 25.5
Received information on antibiotic
 No 62 25.8
 Yes 178 74.2
Source of information about antibiotica
 Health care professional (n = 240) 150 62.5
 Village health volunteer (n = 240) 83 34.6
 Community leader announce (n = 240) 76 31.7
 Television or radio broadcasting (n = 240) 62 25.8
  1. a Participants provided more than a choice