Assessment Of Knowledge And Attitudes On Antibiotic Use And It Is Resistance Among Students Of The Technical Institute Of Babylon, Iraq

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Qasim Abbood Kareem , Noor Abedalwahed Abood


Background: Antimicrobial resistance is a significant public health issue that affects the entire world. The World Health Organization has highlighted improper antibiotic usage as a key risk factor for antimicrobial resistance.
Methodology: This study is a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 316 students in Babylon Technical Institute. The total number of participants in this study was 316 students randomly selected from Babylon Technical Institute”. by simple random sampling technique. The data were collected by a direct interview that was conducted by using a structured questionnaire.
Results: The current studydemonstrates that The highest percentage (49.4%) was in the age group (21-25) years and the lowest percentage (3.2%), was in the age group >=31 years. There was a distinct males preponderance 61.4%.It shows that there is a negative correlation (not statistically significant, P-value >0.01) between knowledge and attitudes (r= 0.040).
Conclusions: The study reveals that the total assessment score for both knowledge and attitudes were fair about antibiotic use.

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