Table 3. Antibiotic prescriptions showing rates of dispension at pharmacy (N = 31 265 RTI contacts with GP resulting in a prescription of an antibiotic)
n (%)aORRR(95% CI)
Prescription dispensionControl26 053 (86.6)Ref0.97 (0.94 to 0.99)
Pregnant974 (83.0)0.79
Prescription dispension, individualb Control26 053 (86.6)Ref0.96 (0.88 to 1.02)
Pregnant974 (83.0)0.77
  • aCalculated from odds ratio. bThe second row shows the rates when random intercept clustering at patient level is also adjusted for.

  • aOR = adjusted odds ratio. 95% CI = 95% confidence intervals. Ref = reference. RR = relative risk.