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Table 2 Self-reported characteristics of the mothers and their infants at the end of the study with regard to the use of pacifiers over a 2-year follow-up

From: The influence of personal characteristics and social support regarding pacifier introduction among preterm infants

Characteristics at the end of the study Pacifier use p-value
Group A Group B
n % n %
Categories attributed to the mother  
 Calm/peaceful 15 75.0 5 38.5 0.041*
 Nervous/agitated/irritated 5 25.0 8 61.5
Categories attributed to the infant  
 Calm/easy to care/independent 11 55.0 2 15.4 0.026*
 Agitated/messy/stubborn/aggressive 9 45.0 11 84.6
Total 20 100.0 13 100.0 -
  1. *Fisher’s exact test