Knowledge, attitude, and behaviour toward antibiotics among Hong Kong people: local-born versus immigrants
TP Lam, KF Lam, PL Ho, RWH Yung
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong
Key Messages
1. The general public’s knowledge about antibiotics is inadequate.
2. 30% of the public would expect or request antibiotics for a common cold, but 40% would not complete the full course.
3. <40% of the public thought that they could help prevent antibiotic resistance.
4. Age and education were the main determinants of knowledge, attitude, and behaviour toward antibiotics.
5. New immigrants did not differ from the local-born except that they were more likely to buy antibiotics over the counter and to keep the leftover.