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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents (n = 445)

From: Report on personality and adherence to antibiotic therapy: a population-based study

  n (%)
Sex  
Men 159 (36%)
Women 286 (64%)
Mean age (Standard deviation) 50.8 (11.7)
Education level  
Compulsory school 104 (23.4%)
Upper secondary school 190 (42.7%)
University 147 (33%)
Missing 4 (0.9%)
Own income in SEK  
<15 000 111 (24.9%)
15 000–25 000 185 (41.6%)
25 000–40 000 105 (23.6%)
>40 000 15 (3.4%)
Missing 29 (6.5%)
Reported infection  
Tonsillitis 52 (11.7%)
Urinary infection 95 (21.3%)
Otitis 31 (7%)
Pneumonia 43 (9.7%)
Wound infection 44 (9.9%)
Respiratory tract infection 74 (16.6%)
Antibiotics: days prescribed  
<7 days 50 (11.2%)
7–10 days 266 (59.8%)
10–14 85 (19.1%)
>14 37 (8.3%)
Missing 7 (1.6%)
Antibiotics: days taken  
<7 days 57 (12.8%)
7–10 days 254 (57.1%)
10–14 79 (17.8%)
>14 33 (7.4%)
Missing 22 (4.9%)