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Table 2 Percentage of scheduled services delivered to clients in 0–3 age care plan group

From: Preventive medical care in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory: a follow-up study of the impact of clinical guidelines, computerised recall and reminder systems, and audit and feedback

Services* Baseline 6 months 1 year 2 years 3 years OR§ (95%CI) P value for trend
Basic measures        
   Weight 92% (51) 92% (51) 94% (47) 91% (32) 87% (54) 0.82 (0.55–1.24) 0.348
   Height/Length 39% (49) 51% (45) 65% (40) 61% (23) 70% (54) 1.47 (1.15–1.89) 0.002
   Head circumference 41% (17) 38% (13) 50% (4) - (0) 68% (19) 1.51 (0.95–2.40) 0.078
   Haemoglobin 53% (49) 53% (51) 77% (47) 66% (32) 80% (50) 1.48 (1.12–1.96) 0.006
   Hearing test 17% (46) 15% (39) 44% (32) 36% (11) 51% (49) 1.77 (1.31–2.39) 0.001
Clinical examination        
   Vision test 15% (46) 9% (34) 28% (32) 36% (11) 53% (49) 1.99 (1.47–2.68) 0.001
   Hips/gait examination 11% (45) 15% (34) 35% (31) 30% (10) 52% (48) 2.02 (1.48–2.77) 0.001
   Heart auscultation 17% (24) 10% (21) 29% (14) 14% (7) 24% (21) 1.35 (0.81–2.26) 0.246
   Testes examination 14% (7) 0% (5) 0% (2) 0% (1) 60% (5) 2.71 (0.98–7.49) 0.054
   Ear examination 54% (46) 61% (38) 76% (34) 58% (12) 76% (49) 1.32 (0.99–1.76) 0.062
   Doctor examination 42% (33) 36% (28) 59% (17) n/a 41% (27) 1.10 (0.76–1.58) 0.619
Vaccination        
   Immunisation up-to-date 88% (32) 79% (24) 85% (20) 100% (5) 80% (54) 0.87 (0.59–1.28) 0.474
   Deworming 57% (49) 65% (51) 72% (47) 73% (33) 80% (50) 1.40 (1.05–1.86) 0.023
  1. * Denominators in brackets are the number of most recent scheduled services (within the preceding 12 months of each audit) according to guidelines, which varied at each audit depending on the age of the child and the scheduled frequency of the service. §Odds ratio (OR) represents the average changing of probability for the delivery of each service with the increase of one unit of time (1 year), adjusted for the recent attendance at health centres using two-level logistic random-effects model.