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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the included participants

From: Optimal management after paediatric lumbar puncture: a randomized controlled trial

  0.5 h LSFSL (n = 201) 4 h LSFSL
(n = 199)
test value P
Sex    3.242* 0.073
 Male, n(%) 120(59.7) 136(68.3)   
 Female, n(%) 81(40.3) 63(31.7)   
Age(y), median [IQR] 1 .0(0.3–6.0) 2.0 (0.3–6.0) 0.191# 0.658
Vital signs before LP
 RR(per minute), median [IQR] 26(22–31) 26(22–31) 0.269# 0.604
 HR(per minute), median [IQR] 120(98–132) 120(100–135) 0.293# 0.588
 SBP(mmHg), median [IQR] 90(80–96.5) 90(80–96) 0.057# 0.810
Number of attempts, median [IQR] 1(1–1) 1(1–1) 0.002# 0.963
Amount of CSF(ml), median [IQR] 5(3–5) 5(3–5) 1.021# 0.312
  1. LSFSL lying in the supine position without a pillow and fasting for solids and liquids, HR heart rate, RR respiratory rate, SBP systolic blood pressure, CSF cerebral spine fluid
  2. *t value
  3. #z value