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Table 3 Percentage of scheduled services delivered to clients in 4–15 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 87% (30) 61% (31) 92% (26) 90% (29) 75% (51) 0.96 (0.69–1.32) 0.793
   Height 53% (30) 23% (30) 78% (23) 83% (29) 45% (53) 1.07 (0.83–1.39) 0.601
   Hearing 25% (12) 20% (10) 100% (9) 64% (11) 23% (22) 0.89 (0.59–1.36) 0.603
   Urinalysis 33% (6) 13% (8) 67% (9) 67% (9) 25% (12) 1.01 (0.58–1.74) 0.980
Clinical examination        
   Vision test 30% (23) 25% (20) 71 (14) 60% (15) 24% (42) 0.90 (0.66–1.23) 0.502
   Ear examination 73% (11) 63% (8) 88% (8) 100% (14) 91% (22) 1.97 (0.99–3.90) 0.053
Vaccination        
   Immunisation 83% (30) 72% (29) 83% (24) 86% (29) 66% (53) 0.76 (0.54–1.06) 0.104
   Deworming 49% (80) 35% (80) 52% (79) 56% (81) 62% (53) 1.31 (1.06–1.61) 0.013
  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.