TABLE 2

Units of Measurement Used on the Prescription, on the Bottle Label, and by Parent Report

SourcenMilliliteraTeaspoon or TablespoonbOther
n (%)n (%)n (%)
Prescription287109 (38.0)151 (52.6)c27 (9.4)d
Bottle label60e12 (20.0)48 (80.0)f0 (0)
Parent report285g105 (36.8)153 (53.7)h27 (9.5)i
  • a Milliliter-only.

  • b Teaspoon or tablespoon alone or in combination.

  • c Including 148 using teaspoon only, 2 using tablespoon only, 1 using milliliters and tablespoon.

  • d Including 1 using milliliters and milligrams; remainder milligrams only.

  • e Total of 60 bottles brought in by parents; 2 in Spanish.

  • f Including 43 using teaspoon only and 5 using milliliters and teaspoon.

  • g 2 parents did not remember the dose amount.

  • h Including 145 using teaspoon only, 6 using tablespoon only, 1 using milliliters and teaspoon, 1 using milliliters and tablespoon.

  • i Including 13 using milligrams, 1 “spoon,” and 13 able to mention a dose amount but without an associated unit.