Table 1

Antibiotic prescription for typhoid in India, for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015

No of prescriptions in millions (%)
Variable/year201320142015
Total9.99.17.9
Sex
 Male5.7 (58.1)5.2 (57.5)4.4 (55.1)
 Female4.2 (41.9)3.8 (42.5)3.5 (44.9)
Age groups*
 0–4 years0.61 (6.1)0.56 (6.3)0.52 (6.5)
 5–9 years1.5 (14.9)1.3 (14.2)1.0 (13.0)
 10–19 years2.0 (20.1)1.8 (19.9)1.6 (19.9)
 20–29 years1.3 (13.3)1.2 (13.4)1.1 (13.3)
 30–39 years0.79 (8.0)0.71 (7.9)0.63 (7.9)
 40–49 years0.67 (6.7)0.58 (6.5)0.50 (6.3)
 50–59 years0.43 (4.3)0.38 (4.2)0.33 (4.2)
 60–64 years0.14 (1.4)0.13 (1.5)0.12 (1.5)
 65 and above0.17 (1.7)0.17 (1.8)0.17 (2.2)
Geographical regions
 East0.68 (6.8)0.60 (6.7)0.52 (6.6)
 North3.6 (36.2)3.2 (35.6)2.8 (35.2)
 South2.2 (22.4)2.1 (23.0)2.0 (25.2)
 West3.5 (34.7)3.1 (34.7)2.6 (33.1)
Urban location
 Metro cities4.6 (46.4)4.2 (46.9)3.5 (44.6)
 Class 1/1A towns5.3 (53.6)4.8 (53.1)4.4 (55.4)
  • *The age groups include only those prescriptions with age data available, and therefore, will not add up to the total.