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Table 1 Characteristics of patients admitted in pediatric ward of Dessie referral hospital, February 17 - March 17, 2012 (n = 136)

From: Medication prescribing errors and associated factors at the pediatric wards of Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia

Patient Characteristics Frequency (%)
Age Neonate (birth - 28 day) 22 (16.2)
Infant (29 day - 1 year) 32 (23.5)
Toddler (1–3 year) 32 (23.5)
Preschool (3–5 years) 9 (−)
School age (6–10 years) 22 (16.2)
Adolescent (11–14 years) 19 (14.0)
Sex Male 84 (61.8)
Female 52 (38.2)
Level of consciousness Conscious 98 (72.1)
Not conscious 38 (27.9)