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Table 4 Most common reasons given for missed injections

From: Treatment adherence with the easypod™ growth hormone electronic auto-injector and patient acceptance: survey results from 824 children and their parents

  Total (n = 412) Treatment-naïve (n = 296) Treatment-experienced (n = 116)
Forgot injection 180 (43.7) 135 (45.6) 45 (38.8)
Device not working 75 (18.2) 54 (18.2) 21 (18.1)
Short vacations, slept away from home 52 (12.6) 31 (10.5) 21 (18.1)
Ran out of cartridges/needles 53 (12.9) 43 (14.5) 10 (8.6)
Forgot drug/easypod™ 32 (7.8) 25 (8.5) 7 (6.0)
Sick 35 (8.5) 23 (7.8) 12 (10.3)
Afraid of using easypod™ 12 (2.9) 5 (1.7) 7 (6.0)
Tired of injections 18 (4.4) 7 (2.4) 11 (9.5)
Reconstitution issues 13 (3.2) 11 (3.7) 2 (1.7)
Lack of caregiver to provide injection 5 (1.2) 3 (1.0) 2 (1.7)
Too complicated/forgot how to use device 4 (0.97) 2 (0.68) 2 (1.7)
Other 11 (2.7) 6 (2.0) 5 (4.3)
  1. Data values represent number (percentage) of respondents who gave the indicated response as a reason for missing injections