TABLE 3

Mothers' Report of the Frequency of Analgesic Administration in their Child(ren) During Immunization and the Analgesic Used

Infant (≤1 y)Toddler (1–5 y)School-aged Child (6–12 y)
During injection, na1622834
Given analgesics, n (%)2 (12.5)61 (26.8)6 (17.6)
Type of analgesic, n (%)
    Acetaminophen2 (100)52 (85.2)6 (100)
    Ibuprofen0 (0)5 (8.2)0 (0)
    Lidocaine-prilocaine0 (0)4 (6.6)0 (0)
Postinjection, na1622433
Given analgesics, n (%)8 (50)78 (34.8)5 (15.1)
Type of analgesic, n (%)
    Acetaminophen7 (87.5)67 (85.9)4 (80)
    Ibuprofen1 (12.5)11 (14.1)1 (20)
  • Analgesic practices are reported for the youngest child(ren); up to 3 children per mother. Data for 3 children >12 years old are not included.

  • a Mothers were unable to recall analgesic practices for 2 children during the needle-puncture phase and 7 children during the postinjection phase.