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Table 1

Return to:   Whose Pain Is It Anyway? Comparability of Pain Reports
From Children and Their Parents

Characteristics of sample

Sample 1Sample 2
Gender; number (%)MaleFemaleMaleFemale
166 (47.3)185 (52.7)151 (45.2)183 (54.8)
Age; number (%)
 Grade 4 (10 yr)83 (23.4)-
 Grade 5 (11 yr)80 (22.6)84 (25.1)
 Grade 6 (12 yr)77 (21.8)125 (37.4)
 Grade 7 (13 yr)54 (15.3)47 (14.1)
 Grade 8 (14 yr)60 (16.9)78 (23.4)
Pain Report; number (%)ChildParentChildParent
 Spine132 (37.0)26 (7.8)126 (37.7)21 (6.6)
 Upper limb37 (10.4)11 (3.3)--
 Lower limb126 (35.3)45 (13.6)--
 Any paina 237 (66.4)74 (22.3)--
Pain Intensity; mean (SD)5.47 (2.17)b 2.87 (1.19)c
Pain duration in days; mean (SD)77.77 (246.4)
Impact of pain
 Missed school20.8 %
 Missed sport54.8 %
 Consult healthcare prof.56.8 %
aAny pain: spine pain or upper limb pain or lower limb pain

b0–10 Numerical rating scale

c0–5 Faces pain scale