Pathways of antibiotic use in humans and animals in Bangladesh: transcripts of interviews with household members and healthcare providers

The dataset presents transcripts of interviews conducted around antibiotic use in humans and animals in Bangladesh. Interviews examined antibiotic use and behaviours contributing to antibiotic resistance from the perspective of household members and healthcare providers in one urban and one rural site in Bangladesh. Household interviews were carried out with the household decision-maker or main care-giver (total 48 interviews). Healthcare provider interviews were carried out with a range of qualified and unqualified providers from human and veterinary medicine (total 46 interviews). The interviews gathered information on where people sought treatment for illnesses due to infection, what determined their choice of healthcare provider; factors contributing to antibiotic use in humans and animals; knowledge and understanding of antibiotic resistance. Similar questions about antibiotic prescribing and selling practices were asked of healthcare providers.


Interviews were conducted in Bangla, audio-recorded and transcribed anonymously. All transcripts are available in Bangla as .pdf files. A proportion of transcripts have been translated to English and are available in word files.


Further information on the study as well as details on methods and analysis are available under a CC-BY licence at https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028215 or https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/36467


The guides used to conduct the interviews are available at: https://doi.org/10.17028/rd.lboro.9333158.v1