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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the three studied groups

From: Perception of pain and distress in intubated and mechanically ventilated newborn infants by parents and health professionals

  Parents n = 50 Nurse technicians n = 52 Pediatricians n = 52 p
Age (years) 28 ± 8 31 ± 8 31 ± 5 0.027
Females 48 (96%) 52 (100%) 44 (85%) 0.004
White race 23 (46%) 34 (65%) 45 (87%) <0.001
Completed high school 10 (19%) 50 (96%) 52 (100%) <0.001
Catholics 32 (64%) 21 (40%) 36 (69%) 0.007
Married 37 (74%) 24 (46%) 16 (31%) <0.001
Number of children 2.2 ± 2.0 0.9 ± 1.0 0.2 ± 1.0 <0.001
U$ monthly per capita 313 ± 520 800 ± 370 2.600 ± 1.850 <0.001