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Table 1 Features of patients receiving prescriptions (N = 13868) of acetaminophen

From: Dosing variability in prescriptions of acetaminophen to children: comparisons between pediatricians, family physicians and otolaryngologists

  Infant Preschool child Child Adolescent
  (<2 y/o) (2–5 y/o) (6–11 y/o) (12–17 y/o)
No. of patients 1683 3921 4926 3338
 Male (%) 763 (45.3) 1838 (46.9) 2345 (47.6) 1578 (47.3)
 Female (%) 919 (54.6) 2083 (53.1) 2580 (52.4) 1760 (52.7)
 Missing (%) 1 (0.1)   1 (0.0)  
Patient’s age, mean ± SD, y 1.2 ± 0.5 4.0 ± 1.1 8.8 ± 1.7 14.8 ± 1.6
Prescriber’s specialty     
 Pediatrics (%) 962 (57.2) 1752 (44.7) 1833 (37.2) 806 (24.1)
 Family medicine (%) 374 (22.2) 1007 (25.7) 1528 (31.0) 1367 (41.0)
 Otolaryngology (%) 347 (20.6) 1162 (29.6) 1565 (31.7) 1165 (34.9)