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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants and ED population during the study

From: Parents’ and carers’ impression of “quality” within a Paediatric Emergency Department

  Survey Respondents All ED attendances Chi Square Results (p)
  No. Percentage (%) No. Percentage (%)  
Age of Child      0.999
< 12 months old 7 6.8% 731 16%  
1–5 years 48 46% 1669 37%  
6–12 years 30 29% 1360 30%  
13–18 years 17 16% 641 14%  
18+ years 1 1.0% 81 1.8%  
Sex of Child
Male 48 46% 2495 56% 0.855
Female 55 54% 1984 44%  
Who brought the patient/child to the emergency department?
Mother 87 82%    
Father 14 14%    
Sibling 1 1.0%    
Grandparent 0 0.0%    
Other (Not stated) 2 3.9%    
Does the child have a Chronic Medical condition?
Yes 21 20%    
The number of times the child has presented to ED before
0–1 27 26%    
2–3 48 47%    
4–5 20 20%    
6 + 7 7%