TABLE 2

Prescription and nonprescription antibiotic use and storage of antibiotics stratified by race/ethnicity

Respondent group (no. of respondents)% of respondents (95% confidence interval) who reported:
Nonprescription antibiotic use in the last 12 moaPrescribed antibiotic use in the last 12 mobIntended usecStoraged (conservative estimate)Storagee (maximum estimate)
Total (400)5.0 (2.9–7.1)38.8 (34.0–43.6)25.4 (21.1–29.7)10.2 (7.2–13.2)14.2 (10.8–17.6)
Hispanic or Latino (168)7.7 (3.7–11.7)36.9 (29.6–44.2)29.2 (22.3–36.1)12.1 (7.2–17.0)14.5 (9.2–19.8)
African American or black (80)3.8 (0–8.0)38.8 (28.1–49.5)17.5 (9.2–25.8)8.9 (2.7–15.1)11.4 (4.4–18.4)
NonHispanic (152)2.6 (0–5.1)40.8 (33.0–48.6)25.7 (18.8–32.7)8.7 (4.2–13.2)15.3 (9.6–21.0)
  • a Respondents who used at least one course of nonprescription oral antibiotics.

  • b Respondents who used at least one course of prescribed systemic antibiotics.

  • c Respondents who would use antibiotics without contacting a doctor/nurse/hospital.

  • d Including only those respondents who stored antibiotics and had not taken the same antibiotics for a prescribed course in the previous 12 months.

  • e All respondents who stored antibiotics.