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Table 3 Association between years in practice and the physicians' practice patterns in managing gonoccocal urethritis treatment and their knowledge of fluoroquinolone resistance emergence and of the guidelines

From: A survey of primary care physician practices in antibiotic prescribing for the treatment of uncomplicated male gonoccocal urethritis

Years of practice ≤10 years
No. (%)
11-20 years
No. (%)
>20years
No. (%)
p value
First-line treatment     
   One recommended antibiotic against N. gonorrhoeae ¥ 18 (36) 22 (28) 29 (15) 0.0012
   One recommended antibiotic against C. trachomatis ΨΨ 12 (42) 19 (24) 14 (2.5) 0.0002
   Two antibiotics prescribed concomitantly* 20 (40) 26 (32) 20 (10) <0.0001
Knowledge of fluoroquinolone resistance emergence and guidelines     
   Awareness of the existence of the French guidelines 22 (44) 26 (32.5) 33 (16.8) <0.0001
   Awareness of fluoroquinolone resistance 28 (56) 24 (30) 32 (16) <0.0001
  1. *for N. gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis co-infection
  2. Ψ Ceftriaxone or spectinomycin or cefixime
  3. ΨΨ Azithromycin or doxycycline