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Table 2 Characteristics of children who had a referral compared to those who did not, among children screened at high risk of developmental problems (Path A)

From: Maternal mental health predicts risk of developmental problems at 3 years of age: follow up of a community based trial

Characteristic Referral N = 37 n (%) No referral N = 49 n (%) p-value
Age ≥ 3 years 22 (59) 34 (61) 0.339
Born preterm 5 (15) 0 (0) 0.006
Male 28 (76) 32 (65) 0.300
Child has regular family doctor 34 (92) 43 (88) 0.726
Child has had routine health exam 34 (92) 46 (94) 1.000
Child's immunization shots are up to date 35 (95) 44 (90) 0.694
Child has had ear infections prior to age 2 24 (65) 22 (45) 0.066
Child has had hearing tested 26 (70) 15 (31) <0.001
Child has vision problems 4 (11) 0 (0) 0.031
Child's current general health*    
   Excellent/Good 28 (76) 45 (92) 0.065
   Fair/Poor/Terrible 9 (24) 4 (8)  
Compared to 1 year ago, child's health is:    
   About the same 17 (46) 32 (65) 0.191
   Better 18 (49) 16 (33)  
   Worse 2 (5) 1 (2)  
Child has/had congenital abnormality 2 (5) 1 (2) 0.575
Child has/had chronic breathing problems 6 (16) 4 (8) 0.249
Child has/had allergies 6 (16) 3 (6) 0.165
Child has/had eczema or psoriasis 7 (19) 14 (29) 0.302
Child has/had sleep problems 1 (3) 0 (0) 0.430
Low parenting morale 7 (19) 8 (16) 0.754
Hostile/Ineffective parenting (cut at 10th percentile) 4 (11) 13 (27) 0.101
  1. Note: Denominator varies due to missing data