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Table 3 Association between key characteristics and social and emotional wellbeing care for families of Indigenous children aged 3–59 months

From: Quality of social and emotional wellbeing services for families of young Indigenous children attending primary care centers; a cross sectional analysis

  Number of client records n (%) Number of client records with composite measure
n (%)
OR (95% CI) P value aORa (95% CI) P value
2189 712 (32.5%)
Health service characteristics
Geographic location
 Remote 1908 622 (32.6%) 1.00   1.00  
 Non remote 281 90 (32.0%) 0.69 (0.33,1.44) 0.321 0.64 (0.29,1.44) 0.286
CQI participation (number of audits completed)
 1 342 81 (23.7%) 1.00   1.00  
 2 473 116 (24.5%) 1.31 (0.48,3.60) 0.597 0.86 (0.30,2.47) 0.785
  > = 3 1374 515 (37.5%) 1.92 (0.78,4.71) 0.153 1.45 (0.61,3.46) 0.398
Governance
 Aboriginal community controlled health service 460 172 (37.4%) 1.35 (0.75,2.44) 0.323 1.40 (0.74,2.63) 0.298
 Government health service 1729 540 (31.2%) 1.00   1.00  
Health service provider who first saw the child
 Indigenous health worker 265 94 (35.5%) 1.00 (0.79,1.26) 0.985 0.99 (0.78,1.24) 0.919
 Nurse 1567 509 (32.5%) 1.00   1.00  
 General practitioner 235 69 (29.4%) 0.76 (0.56,1.04) 0.086 0.76 (0.56,1.04) 0.083
 Other 108 36 (33.3%) 0.97 (0.59,1.58) 0.888 1.05 (0.64,1.71) 0.850
 Missing 14 4 (28.6%)     
Year of data collection
 2012 329 103 (31.3%) 1.00   1.00  
 2013 1235 368 (29.8%) 0.87 (0.43,1.76) 0.693 0.79 (0.39,1.60) 0.506
 2014 625 241 (38.6%) 1.35 (0.65,2.83) 0.421 1.38 (0.65,2.94) 0.396
Population size
  < 500 801 270 (33.7%) 1.00   1.00  
 500–999 433 156 (36.0%) 1.17 (0.67,2.05) 0.575 1.18 (0.66,2.11) 0.579
  > =1000 955 286 (29.9%) 1.02 (0.58,1.81) 0.935 0.96 (0.51,1.82) 0.911
Child characteristics
Age of child
 3-11 m 570 225 (39.5%) 1.86 (1.41,2.46) < 0.001 1.89 (1.42,2.51) < 0.001
 12-23 m 503 174 (34.6%) 1.38 (1.08,1.75) 0.009 1.39 (1.08,1.78) 0.009
 24-59 m 1116 313 (28.0%) 1.00   1.00  
Sex of child
 Male 1109 376 (33.9%) 1.00   1.00  
 Female 1080 336 (31.1%) 0.91 (0.76,1.08) 0.287 0.92 (0.77,1.09) 0.329
Type of child health check completed in the last 12 months
 Medical benefits schedule (MBS) 715 915 394 (43.1%) 1.00   1.00  
 Other child health check 576 186 (32.3%) 0.77 (0.56,1.05) 0.1.00 0.74 (0.53,1.02) 0.067
 Not known / not recorded 698 132 (18.9%) 0.41 (0.30,0.56) < 0.001 0.42 (0.30,0.59) < 0.001
Reason for last clinic attendance
 Acute care 1087 347 (31.9%) 0.79 (0.62,0.99) 0.043 0.81 (0.63,1.02) 0.078
 Vaccination 300 74 (24.7%) 0.84 (0.63,1.12) 0.241 0.79 (0.58,1.07) 0.127
 Child health check 507 183 (36.1%) 1.00   1.00  
 Other 295 108 (36.6%) 0.85 (0.62,1.17) 0.324 0.92 (0.67,1.28) 0.622
  1. OR Odds ratio, aOR adjusted odds ratio aAdjusted for age, sex, year of data collection, geographic location, governance, CQI participation
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