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Table 2 Number and percentage of hospitalized subjects, according to demographics and clinical characteristics

From: Effects of animal-assisted activity on self-reported feelings of pain in hospitalized children and adolescents

Variable Category Number Percent
Gender Feminine 9 52.9
Masculine 8 47.1
Type of disease Acute 15 88.2
Chronic 2 11.8
Painkiller No 9 52.9
Yes 8 47.1
Type of painkillera Dipyrone or similar 6 75
Tramadol or similar 2 25
Receptivityb No 1 5.9
Yes 16 94.1
Willingnessb No 1 5.9
Yes 16 94.1
Mobility No 8 47.1
Yes 9 52.9
Companionsc Mother 13 76.5
Father 2 11.8
Grandmother/grandfather 1 5.9
Uncle/aunt 1 5.9
Total   17 100
  1. aPercentage referring to the cases who took painkillers
  2. bThe subject, at first, refused the presence of the dog, but changed their mind and realized the whole protocol
  3. cOnly two subjects had more than one companion in the room
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