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Table 2 Children’s medication history as reported by Mothersa

From: Children’s perceptions about medicines: individual differences and taste

Questions % (n/N)
Child has taken medications 100 % (172/172)
 Liquid drops or liquids 100 % (172/172)
 Chewable 34.3 % (59/172)
 Nasal sprays 18.0 % (31/172)
 Pills or tablets 19.8 % (34/172)
Child had problems taking medication 48.3 % (83/172)
 Liquid drops or liquids 41.9 % (72/172)
 Chewable 16.1 % (9/56)b
 Nasal sprays 45.2 % (14/31)
 Pills or tablets 32.4 % (11/34)
Preferred pediatric formulation  
 Liquid 63.4 % (109/172)
 Chewable tablet 19.8 % (34/172)
 Gummy 9.3 % (16/172)
 Pill/tablet 2.3 % (4/172)
 Strips 1.1 % (2/172)
 No preference/other 4.1 % (7/172)
  1. aIf mother had multiple children in the study, she reported which formulation she most preferred for her children
  2. bData missing for three mothers for this entry