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Table 1 Frequency of adverse effects (AE) during inhalation sedation observed for trainee and expert practitioners for each type of patient.

From: Evaluation of safe and effective administration of nitrous oxide after a postgraduate training course

   Anxious adult or child Preschool children Intellectual disability Stressful act Total
Type of adverse effect Practitioners Sessions (n) AE (%) Sessions (n) AE (%) Sessions (n) AE (%) Sessions (n) AE (%) Sessions (n) AE (%)
Respiratory Trainee 291 0 143 0 262 8** 87 0 783 3*
  Expert 139 0 30 0 202 0 1 0 372 0
Digestive Trainee 292 4 143 1 261 9** 87 2 783 5
  Expert 139 5 30 0 202 2 1 0 372 3
Neurological Trainee 292 1 141 0 259 0 87 0 781 0
  Expert 139 1 30 0 203 0 1 0 373 0
Behavioural Trainee 292 1 142 3 266 12** 87 6 787 6*
  Expert 139 1 30 7 202 2 1 0 372 2
Vaso-vagal Trainee 292 1 143 1 263 10** 87 2 785 4**
  Expert 139 1 30 0 202 0 1 0 372 1
Others Trainee 291 1 143 0 254 7** 87 3 775 3
  Expert 139 2 31 6 199 1 1 0 370 2
  1. Significant difference between the two groups: Fisher exact test: * p < 0.01, ** p < 0.001.