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Table 2 Patients' characteristics according to preference

From: Electronic and paper versions of a faces pain intensity scale: concordance and preference in hospitalized children

   Preference Electronic Preference Paper Total p-value a
   (N = 159) (N = 23) (N = 182)  
Sex      
  Female 69 (92.0%) 6 (8.0%) 75 (100.0%) 0.173
  Male 90 (84.1%) 17 (15.9%) 107 (100.0%)  
Age (3 categories)      
  4-6 years 45 (81.8%) 10 (18.2%) 55 (100.0%) 0.238
  7-9 years 58 (92.1%) 5 (7.9%) 63 (100.0%)  
  10-12 years 56 (87.5%) 8 (12.5%) 64 (100.0%)  
Ward where the patient was hospitalized    
  Medecine 30 (85.7%) 5 (14.3%) 35 (100.0%) 0.778
  Surgery 129 (87.8%) 18 (12.2%) 147 (100.0%)  
Analgesic levels *      
  No 30 (85.7%) 5 (14.3%) 35 (100.0%) 0.959
  Level 1 49 (86.0%) 8 (14.0%) 57 (100.0%)  
  Level 2 43 (89.6%) 5 (10.4%) 48 (100.0%)  
  Level 3 37 (88.1%) 5 (11.9%) 42 (100.0%)  
Analgesic treatment before assessment    
  Yes 129 (87.8%) 18 (12.2%) 147 (100.0%) 0.778
  No 30 (85.7%) 5 (14.3%) 35 (100.0%)  
  1. aFisher's exact test
  2. * Analgesic levels: reference to the three step analgesic ladder of WHO