TABLE 2

Pediatricians' Account of the Frequency (%) of Analgesic Administration During Childhood Immunization in Their Practices and the Analgesic Used

Always (100%)Almost Always (75%–99%)Usually (50%–74%)Sometimes (25%–49%)Rarely (1%–24%)Never (0%)No. of Respondents
No. (%) that use analgesics during injection11 (8.1)19 (14.1)13 (9.6)14 (10.4)55 (40.7)23 (17)135
    Oral analgesic
        Acetaminophen17 (12.8)36 (27.1)30 (22.6)24 (18)14 (10.5)12 (9)133
        Ibuprofen3 (2.6)5 (4.4)11 (9.6)34 (29.8)37 (32.5)24 (21.1)114
    Local anesthetic
        Lidocaine-prilocaine1 (0.8)3 (2.4)3 (2.4)8 (6.3)78 (61.9)33 (26.2)126
        Amethocaine0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)2 (1.9)12 (11.7)89 (86.4)103
No. (%) that use analgesics postinjection23 (16.9)41 (30.1)23 (16.9)34 (25)12 (8.8)3 (2.2)136
    Oral analgesic
        Acetaminophen16 (11.6)51 (37)32 (23.2)24 (17.4)14 (10.1)1 (0.7)138
        Ibuprofen4 (3.3)9 (7.4)10 (8.2)45 (36.9)44 (36.1)10 (8.2)122