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Table 4 Drugs prescribed by general practitioners

From: Influenza and influenza-like syndromes: the subjects’ beliefs, the attitude to prevention and treatment, and the impact in Italian general population

Respondents receiving a prescription of With influenza or
I-LSs episodes
Without influenza or
I-LSs episodes
p
Antibiotics ─ N(%) 253 (37.6%) 172 (34.4%) 0.90
Oral corticosteroids ─ N(%) 29 (4.3%) 9 (1.8%) 0.03
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ─ N(%) 199 (29.5%) 154 (30.4%) 0.79
Mucolytic and/or cough suppressants ─ N(%) 373 (55.1%) 275 (54.9%) 0.99
Aerosol therapy ─ N(%) 247 (36.5%) 177 (34.8%) 0.57
  1. I-LSs influenza-like syndromes