TABLE 2

Demographic and Clinical Features of Nonintervention and Intervention Groups

Demographic InformationNonintervention GroupIntervention Group
n (%)MeanSDn (%)MeanSD
Age12010.81±3.912010.73±3.5
Male60 (50.0)60 (50.0)
Race
    Black21 (17.5)25 (20.8)
    White98 (81.7)92 (76.7)
    Hispanic01 (0.8)
    Other race1 (0.8)2 (1.6)
Grade1195.00±3.71205.13±3.5
    0–5th6972
    6th–8th2521
    9th–12th2527
Had previous sutures57 (47.5)55 (45.8)
Parent was present115 (95.8)120 (100.0)
Clinical and procedural information
    Site of injury120120
        Face55 (45.8)49 (40.8)
        Lower extremity25 (20.8)19 (15.8)
        Scalp13 (10.8)18 (15.0)
        Upper extremity25 (20.8)28 (23.3)
        Trunk04 (3.3)
        Other2 (1.6)2 (1.8)
    Laceration length, cma1191.81±1.11182.25±1.7
    Dose of local anesthetic, cc1202.39±1.61192.52±1.9
    Experience of suture technician, y67.98±8.866.46±7.3
    Had additional local anesthetic7 (5.8)7 (5.8)
    Had systematic analgesia1 (0.8)0
    Suture duration, min12022.91±12.912026.45±15.9
  • a t = −2.278; P < .05.