Table 1

Characteristics of the study population

Age (years)
Characteristics3–8
(n=69)
9–15
(n=174)
Total
(N=243)
Age in years, mean (SD)5.9 (1.8)12.4 (1.8)10.6 (3.5)
Waiting time in minutes, mean (SD)62 (56)63* (45)63.0 (48)
n (%)n (%)n (%)
Diagnosis
 Infection18 (26.1)20 (11.5)38 (15.6)
 Wound18 (26.1)7 (4.0)25 (10.3)
 Fracture9 (13.0)48 (27.6)57 (23.5)
 Soft tissue, ligament or muscle injury24 (34.8)99 (56.9)123 (50.6)
Concordance between medical condition and pain†
 Low7 (10.1)16 (9.2)23 (9.5)
 Some24 (34.8)57 (32.8)81 (33.3)
 High38 (55.1)101 (58.0)139 (57.2)
Painkiller
 Parent‡13 (18.8)21§ (12.1)34 (14.0)
 Physician¶5 (7.2)16§ (9.2)21 (8.6)
  • *One patient had missing waiting time.

  • †Physicians’ perceived concordance between medical condition and pain.

  • ‡Painkillers taken before consultation.

  • §One patient received painkillers from both parent and physician.

  • ¶Painkillers administered by the physician during consultation.