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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Comforting strategies and perceived barriers to pediatric pain management during IV line insertion procedure in Uganda’s national referral hospital: A descriptive study

Variable Frequency (N = 105) Percentage (%)
Sex   
   Female 78 74
   Male 27 26
Religion   
   Catholic 34 32
   Moslem 7 7
   Protestant 39 37
   Othersa 25 24
Age   
   ≤30 years 44 42
   >30 years 61 58
Tribe   
   Ganda 48 46
   Nkore 12 11
   Others 45 43
Professional Cadre   
   Medical Officer 17 16
   Senior Housing Officer (SHO) 22 21
   BSN 22 21
   Diploma nurse 30 29
   MSN 1 1
   Certificate nurse 3 3
   Othersb 10 10
Years of Working experience   
   >3 m < 1 year 24 23
   1–3 years 12 11
   4–6 years 18 17
   7–10 years 17 16
   More than 10 years 34 32
Employment status   
   Intern (doctors and nurses) 31 30
   SHO 21 20
   Permanent employee 53 50
   Other 0 0
  1. MSN Masters of Science in Nursing Degree, BSN Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree, SHO Senior House Officer
  2. Othersa = Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventist, Atheist and Jehovah witness
  3. Othersb = Nursing Aids, senior student nurses