Table 1

Descriptive statistics of variables with 95% CI for PEPC scales (N = 2872)
Means and standard deviation 95% CI Min Max
Nursing servicesi 64.05 (19.57) (63.33–64.76) 0 100
Doctor servicesi 69.96 (19.41) (69.25–70.67) 0 100
Organizationi 62.81 (19.68) (62.08–63.53) 0 100
Information – dischargei 71.41 (20.49) (70.66–72.16) 0 100
Information testsi 69.51 (21.10) (68.74–70.28) 0 100
Hospital facilitiesi 72.80 (19.24) (72.10–73.51) 0 100
Child’s age 5.22 (4.55) (5.05–5.39) 0 16
Respondent’s age 34.89 (6.55) (34.65–35.12) 16 67
Child’s health status nowvi 3.67 (1.11) (3.62–3.70) 1 5
Health worsened or improvedvii 4.25 (.95) (4.21–4.28) 1 5
Times hospital last two yearsv 1.78 (1.12) (1.74–1.82) 1 5
Unexpected waitingiv 2.57 (1.14) (2.53–2.62) 1 5
Incorrect treatmentiv 1.27 (.68) (1.24–1.29) 1 5
Disappointed at staffiv 1.84 (1.12) (1.79–1.88) 1 5
 Percentages
Gender (girls = 1)ii 43.18%
Ethnicityiii
 Norwegian/Sami Referent
 European 2.89%
 Non-European 2.79%
Educationiii
 Primary Referent
 Secondary 41.05%
 Graduate 33.18%
 Post-grad. 19.08%
Main activityiii
 Other/missing Referent
 Disability pension 1.53%
 Education 5.29%
 Home working 17.69%
 Salary working 60.76%
Marital statusiii
 Married Referent
 Partner 30.01%
 Single 11.56%
Information on new medicationiii
 Irrelevant Referent
 Not at all 5.40%
 Small extent 10.13%
 Some extent 15.08%
 Large extent 15.98%
 Very large extent 6.55%
Staff eased painiii
 Irrelevant/don’t know Referent
 Yes, fully 54.35%
 Yes, partly 17.79%
 No 3.86%
Type of treatmentiii
 Medical Referent
 Chirurgical 19.22%
 Other 18.98%
Help friends/familyiii
 No other child Referent
 Yes 12.05%
 No 21.55%
Not alone with childii 48.54%

Notes: PEPC indicates parent experiences with pediatric care.; CI, confidence interval.

iPEPC scales are scored from 0 to 100 where 100 is the best possible parent experience. iiBinary dummies. iiiBinary dummies recoded for each category. ivLikert type scales 1–5, from ‘not at all’ to ‘to a large extent’. vScale: one, two, three to five, six to ten, more than ten. viScale 1–5, from ‘poor’ to ‘excellent’. viiScale 1–5, from ‘much worse’ to ‘much better’.

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