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Table 2 Mean adherence to delivery of scheduled services for 62 community health centres within previous 24 months

From: Variation in quality of preventive care for well adults in Indigenous community health centres in Australia

  NT
Top End
NT Central Australia Far West
NSW
WA North
QLD
Total
Process item Mean percentages ± SE
(range between health centres)
Total No. of centres | adults 24 | 708 9 | 267 5 | 150 7 | 210 17 | 504 62 | 1839
Basic measurements       
   Weight 56% ± 5%
(10%-100%)
58% ± 7%
(18%-83%)
28% ± 7%
(0%-40%)
52% ± 9%
(17%-73%)
61% ± 5%
(28%-87%)
55% ± 3%*
(0%-100%)
   Height 40% ± 6%
(3%-100%)
40% ± 9%
(4%-77%)
23% ± 6%
(0%-40%)
47% ± 10%
(3%-70%)
39% ± 3%
(17%-63%)
39% ± 3%
(0%-100%)
   BMI 26% ± 6%
(0%-87%)
25% ± 9%
(0%-77%)
15% ± 6%
(0%-33%)**
27% ± 8%
(3%-60%)
15% ± 4%
(0%-57%)
22% ± 3%
(0%-87%)
   Waist circumference 26% ± 5%
(0%-85%)
28% ± 8%
(0%-60%)
15% ± 6%
(0%-33%)**
11% ± 7%
(0%-57%)
17% ± 3%
(0%-57%)
21% ± 3%
(0%-85%)
   Blood pressure 71% ± 4%
(23%-100%)
75% ± 6%
(33%-90%)
55% ± 9%
(23%-73%)
65% ± 9%
(27%-93%)
76% ± 4%
(41%-97%)
71% ± 3%
(23%-100%)
Laboratory investigations       
   Urinalysis 43% ± 5%
(8%-97%)
46% ± 8%
(11%-77%)
13% ± 5%
(7%-30%)
34% ± 10%
(13%-80%)
42% ± 4%
(21%-80%)
40% ± 3%*
(7%-97%)
   Blood glucose level 56% ± 5%
(13%-97%)
56% ± 9%
(17%-83%)
35% ± 8%
(7%-53%)**
53% ± 8%
(20%-77%)
65% ± 4%
(41%-90%)
56% ± 3%
(7%-97%)
   Pap smear (women only) 42% ± 5%
(0%-80%)
44% ± 8%
(6%-93%)
28% ± 9%
(0%-53%)
28% ± 7%
(0%-56%)
42% ± 4%
(13%-60%)
40% ± 3%
(0%-93%)
   STI: PCR for gonorrhoea & chlamydia 44% ± 6%
(0%-93%)
57% ± 7%
(20%-83%)
5% ± 2%
(0%-10%)
25% ± 10%
(0%-73%)
43% ± 5%
(4%-87%)
40% ± 3% *
(0%-93%)
   STI: Syphilis serology 36% ± 5%
(0%-93%)
57% ± 8%
(18%-90%)
4% ± 3%
(0%-13%)
16% ± 9%
(0%-57%)
35% ± 5%
(0%-90%)
34% ± 3%*
(0%-93%)
Oral health check 18% ± 3%
(0%-63%)
16% ± 7%
(0%-67%)
11% ± 5%
(0%-23%)
17% ± 9%
(0%-67%)
10% ± 4%
(0%-50%)
15% ± 2%
(0%-67%)
Brief intervention/advice       
   Smoking 21% ± 4%
(0%-73%)
35% ± 8%
(3%-70%)
20% ± 6%
(10%-43%)
17% ± 6%
(3%-53%)
39% ± 4%
(10%-75%)
28% ± 3%*
(0%-75%)
   Nutrition 17% ± 5%
(0%-81%)
36% ± 8%
(7%-67%)
13% ± 4%
(3%-23%)
12% ± 6%
(0%-47%)
34% ± 4%
(8%-63%)
24% ± 3%*
(0%-81%)
   Alcohol 20% ± 4%
(0%-73%)
37% ± 7%
(13%-67%)
18% ± 6%
(7%-40%)
17% ± 6%
(3%-53%)
41% ± 4%
(17%-75%)
28% ± 3%*
(0%-75%)
   Physical activity 17% ± 5%
(0%-88%)
36% ± 8%
(0%-67%)
11% ± 4%
(3%-27%)
14% ± 7%
(3%-53%)
31% ± 4%
(0%-63%)
23% ± 3%*
(0%-88%)
Mood (emotional well-being) 17% ± 5%
(0%-81%)
28% ± 7%
(0%-67%)
15% ± 8%
(3%-43%)**
15% ± 6%
(3%-47%)
18% ± 4%
(0%-50%)
18% ± 2%
(0%-81%)
Overall adherence 34% ± 4%
(8%-74%)
42% ± 7%
(15%-71%)
19% ± 5%
(5%-32%)
28% ± 6%
(13%-59%)
38% ± 3%
(21%-65%)
34% ± 3%
(5%-74%)
  1. * P < 0.05 for comparison between regions.
  2. ** indicating statistically significant differences (P < 0.05) between Indigenous and non-Indigenous adults in Far West NSW, as detailed below: BMI (Indigenous 23% vs non-Indigenous 8%, P = 0.03); waist (22% vs 8%, P = 0.04); blood glucose level (48% vs 25%, P = 0.04); and mood (22% vs 11%, P = 0.02).
  3. Percentages are based on standard stratified samples from each health centre with equal numbers of males and females in three age bands and are not weighted for population size.
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