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Table 5 Percentage of scheduled services delivered to clients in 50+ 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 70% (46) 70% (46) 78% (46) 77% (44) 69% (55) 1.01 (0.78–1.32) 0.934
   Blood pressure 83% (46) 83% (46) 91% (46) 82% (44) 82% (55) 0.94 (0.69–1.29) 0.705
   Waist circumference 33% (46) 37% (46) 41% (46) 45% (44) 42% (55) 1.13 (0.88–1.45) 0.336
   BMI 22% (46) 26% (46) 33% (46) 43% (44) 40% (55) 1.39 (1.05–1.83) 0.020
   Blood sugar (random) 57% (46) 54% (46) 67% (46) 64% (44) 56% (55) 1.02 (0.80–1.29) 0.903
   Urine 52% (46) 48% (46) 57% (46) 64% (44) 44% (55) 0.95 (0.75–1.20) 0.663
Clinical examination        
   Vision 28% (46) 35% (46) 45% (44) 44% (32) 35% (55) 1.06 (0.84–1.35) 0.610
   Clinical breast examination 5% (19) 11% (19) 11% (19) 13% (15) 5% (19) 0.97 (0.48–1.95) 0.925
   Pap smear 25% (16) 25% (16) 38% (16) 47% (15) 42% (24) 1.32 (0.87–1.99) 0.191
   Mammogram 13% (16) 7% (15) 19% (16) 15% (13) 18% (22) 1.46 (0.70–3.03) 0.309
Vaccination        
   Pneumococcal vaccine 65% (46) 70% (46) 72% (46) 80% (44) 82% (55) 1.39 (1.03–1.86) 0.030
   Tetanus/diphtheria 83% (46) 78% (46) 74% (46) 84% (43) 88% (52) 1.23 (0.90–1.69) 0.192
   Influenza vaccine 77% (22) 73% (26) 71% (35) 80% (25) 84% (32) 1.41 (0.94–2.13) 0.098
Counselling        
   Physical activity 28% (46) 26% (46) 56% (41) 39% (33) 27% (55) 0.97 (0.76–1.25) 0.832
   Home accidents 20% (46) 13% (46) 46% (41) 30% (33) 27% (55) 1.15 (0.89–1.50) 0.292
   Nutrition 28% (46) 35% (46) 63% (41) 42% (33) 44% (55) 1.15 (0.91–1.46) 0.252
   Deafness 15% (46) 22% (46) 38% (42) 36% (33) 27% (55) 1.19 (0.92–1.54) 0.194
   Exercise 26% (46) 28% (46) 41% (46) 41% (44) 33% (55) 1.11 (0.86–1.43) 0.435
   Smoking 24% (46) 41% (46) 41% (46) 52% (44) 35% (55) 1.10 (0.85–1.43) 0.471
   Alcohol 26% (46) 35% (46) 33% (46) 48% (44) 24% (55) 0.96 (0.74–1.25) 0.751
  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 client 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.