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Volume 11, Number 7—July 2005

Beliefs about Appropriate Antibacterial Therapy, California

Kate C. Cummings*Comments to Author , Jon Rosenberg*, and Duc J. Vugia*
Author affiliations: *California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, California, USA

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Table 2

Decline in the misconception, by education level, that cold or flu should be treated with antibacterial drugs, California, 2000 and 2003*

Education level %† (PR, 95% CI) % decrease‡
<12 y
2003 study 43.1 (0.83, 0.72–0.95) 17.0
2000 study 52.2 (referent)
High school graduate/GED
2003 29.3 (0.92, 0.80–1.06) 8.0
2000 31.8 (referent)
Some college
2003 15.7 (0.77, 0.64–0.92) 23.0
2000 20.5 (referent)
College graduate
2003 7.3 (0.53, 0.42–0.67) 47.0
2000 13.9 (referent)

*PR, unadjusted prevalence ratio; CI, confidence interval, GED, general equivalency diploma.
†Number respondents with misconception divided by total number respondents.
‡Percent decrease from 2000 to 2003.

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