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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of pre-intervention participants

From: Development and feasibility testing of a play-based psychosocial intervention for reduced patient stress in a pediatric care setting: experiences from Pakistan

  N = 221
Age (months)
 0–12 months 176 (79.6)
 13–24 months 32 (14.5)
 25–36 months 13 (5.9)
 37–60 months 0 (0)
Gender (N, %)
 Male 130 (58.8)
 Female 91 (41.2)
Disease group
 Acute illnesses 85 (38.5)
 Cardiology 28 (12.7)
 Neurology 8 (3.6)
 Neonatology 46 (20.8)
 Surgery 11 (4.98
 Neonatology 28 (12.7)
 Other 15 (6.8)
Length of stay (days, median) 4
Maternal education
 Primary 20 (9.1)
 School 49 (22.2)
 College 38 (17.2)
 University or above 107 (48.4)
 Missing 7 (3.2)
Maternal knowledge (mean±SD) 6.5 ± 0.4
Language (N, %)
 Urdu 116 (52.5)
 Sindhi 44 (19.9)
 Other 61 (27.6)
Residence
 Within the city 154 (69.7)
 Outside the city 67 (30.3)
  1. Data presented as mean ± SD, median or N(%) as applicable