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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 98)

From: Full title: peripheral venous catheter complications in children: predisposing factors in a multicenter prospective cohort study

  N (%) Median (IQR)
Male gender 49 (50)  
Age (years)   4.5 (6.67)
Site of the study
 Pediatric Department A of CHBH 31 (32)  
 Pediatric Department B of CHBH 8 (8)  
 Pediatric Department C of CHBH 22 (22)  
 Surgery Department A of CHBH 5 (5)  
 Pediatric Department of LRH 32 (33)  
Diagnosis
 Infection 15 (15.3)  
 Respiratory 24 (24.5)  
 Hematology 19 (18.3)  
 Metabolic 18 (20.4)  
 Dehydration 2 (2)  
 Neurologic 3 (3.1)  
 Surgery 6 (6.1)  
 Other 11 (11.2)  
Duration of hospitalization in the study sites (days)   6 (7.25)
Total duration of intravenous therapy/patient (days)   4.5 (4.75)
  1. CHBH Children’s Hospital Béchir Hamza, LRH La Rabta Hospital, IQR Inter-quartile range