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Table 3 Parents' answers to some knowledge questions, about antibiotic treatment in 122 visits of children with URTI.

From: The knowledge and expectations of parents about the role of antibiotic treatment in upper respiratory tract infection – a survey among parents attending the primary physician with their sick child

Question Rate of "yes" answer (percent)
Antibiotics don't help in URTI 37%
The illness is self-limited 28%
Misuse of antibiotics may cause harm 78%
URTI is usually caused by a virus 60%
Alternative medications may help 63%