TABLE 5

Mothers' Self-Reported Determinants of Analgesic Use

During Injection, n (%)Postinjection, n (%)
All reasons specified when analgesia was used5062
    Doctor advised it37 (74.0)51 (82.3)
    Child needed it28 (56.0)53 (85.5)
    Family advised it20 (40.0)19 (30.6)
    Personal experience13 (26.0)18 (29.0)
    Child factors7 (14.0)18 (29.0)
    Journalism6 (12.0)10 (16.1)
All reasons specified when analgesia was not used151136
    Doctor did not advise72 (47.7)23 (16.9)
    Lack of familiarity68 (45.0)30 (19.9)
    Adverse effects22 (14.6)20 (14.7)
    Personal experience19 (12.6)14 (10.3)
    Child did not need0 (0.0)94 (69.1)
    Doctor advice2 (1.3)1 (0.7)
    Time2 (1.3)0 (0.0)
    Cost1 (0.7)0 (0.0)
    Family advice1 (0.7)0 (0.0)
    Journalism1 (0.7)0 (0.0)