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Table 3 Antibiotics prescribed in health centers of Dessie town from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 (N = 660)

From: Drug use pattern using WHO core drug use indicators in public health centers of Dessie, North-East Ethiopia

Antibiotics SGHC DHC BWHC Total (percentage)
Amoxicillin 47 (21.17) 51 (21.16) 39 (19.80) 137 (20.8)
Ciprofloxacin 36 (16.22) 38 (15.77) 32 (16.24) 106 (16)
Doxycycline 34 (15.32) 37 (15.35) 28 (14.21) 99 (15)
Norfloxaciline 27 (12.16) 23 (9.54) 25 (12.69) 75 (11.4)
Cloxacillin 20 (9.01) 31 (12.86) 23 (11.68) 74 (11.2)
Ampicillin 14 (6.31) 18 (7.47) 168.12 48 (7.3)
Cotrimoxazole 12 (5.41) 21 (8.71) 11 (5.58) 44 (6.6)
Othersa 32 (14.41) 22 (9.13) 23 (11.68) 77 (11.7)
  1. SGHC, Segno Gebeya Health Center; DHC, Dessie Health Center; BWHC, Buanbua Wuha Health Center
  2. aBenzathine penicillin G, Gentamycin, Erythromycin, Clarithromycin, Tetracycline, Chloramphenicol, Ceftriaxone, and Cephalexin