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Table 1 Comparison of demographic data, procedural duration, post-sedation behavioral scores, induction time, recovery time, and oxygen saturation

From: Dexmedetomidine versus midazolam sedation for autistic children undergoing electroencephalogram: a prospective randomized trial

 Dex group n = 20Mid group n = 20P value
Sex
 Female8 (40%)7 (35%)0.744
 Male12 (60%)13 (65%)
Weight
 Range21–2920–300.329
 Mean ± SD23.45 ± 2.6722.47 ± 3.54
Age (years)7.94 ± 1.778.03 ± 1.70.871
Procedure time (min)26.7 ± 3.326.46 ± 3.10.813
Post-sedation behavioral scores4 (3–4)2 (2–3)< 0.001**
Induction time (min)11.9 ± 1.5322.3 ± 2.07< 0.001**
Recovery time (min)23.2 ± 1.7432.97 ± 2.6< 0.001**
Oxygen saturation (%)96.76 ± 1.593.3 ± 1.08< 0.001**
  1. All data were presented as mean ± SD except sex was presented as percentage
  2. **highly significant
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