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Table 7 Pediatrician’s most prescribed drugs and parents’ concerned toward prescriptions

From: Acute cough in Italian children: parents’ beliefs, approach to treatment, and the family impact

  Antibiotics Corticosteroids Antitussive Anti-inflammatory Aerosol
Prescribed by pediatrician
 Always 5.30% 4.97% 26.66% 33.61%
 Sometimes 78.15% 43.38% 64.07% 49.34%
 Never 15.40% 49.67% 7.95% 17.05%
 Don’t know / prefer not to answer 1.16% 1.99% 1.32%
Parents’ concerned
 No 8.33% 5.48%   
 A little 36.51% 26.37%   
 Very 47.02% 46.23%   
 Highly 8.13% 20.55%   
 Don’t know / prefer not to answer 1.37%