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Table 3 ‘Refer rate’ and follow-up rate for second screening in the community-based hearing screening conducted by VHW in 94 villages (Group A and Group B villages)

From: Implementation and evaluation of a rural community-based pediatric hearing screening program integrating in-person and tele-diagnostic auditory brainstem response (ABR)

Age Children screened 1st screen Children referred in 1stscreen 1st screen refer rate Follow up rate for 2nd screening Children screened in 2nd screen Children referred in 2ndscreen 2nd screening refer rate
0-3 m 928 19 2.0% 68.4% 13 1 0.1%
4-6 m 226 10 4.4% 80% 8 1 0.4%
7 m-1y 360 14 3.9% 92.8% 13 3 0.8%
> 1–2 y 478 19 4.0% 94.7% 18 3 0.6%
> 2–3 y 403 30 7.4% 100% 30 4 1.0%
> 3–4 y 308 25 8.1% 100% 25 5 1.6%
> 4 -5y 112 12 10.7% 58.3% 7 7 6.3%