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Table 3 Overview of causes of referral across referral sources for children included in FYSIOPRIM

From: Profile of children referred to primary health care physiotherapy: a longitudinal observational study in Norway

Cause of referral Motor development Asymmetrya Orthopaedics Preterm Diagnosisb/syndrome Advice PA Otherc Total
Referral source n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Child health care centre 16 (32.0) 36 (90.0) 13 (52.0) 6 (66.7) 3 (20.0) 74 (50.0)
Hospital 6 (12.0) 3 (7.5) 1 (4.0) 3 (33.3) 4 (80.0) 2 (50.0) 6 (40.0) 25 (16.9)
Kindergarten 17 (34.0) 3 (12.0)    2 (13.3) 22 (14.9)
School 5 (10.0) 1 (4.0) 1 (20.0) 1 (6.7) 8 (5.4)
School health care services 2 (4.0) 4 (16.0) 1 (25.0) 1 (6.7) 8 (5.4)
General practitioner 1 (2.0) 2 (8.0)    3 (2.0)
Proxy/parent 2 (4.0) 1 (2.5) 1 (4.0) 1 (6.7) 5 (3.4)
Other 1 (2.0)    1 (25.0) 1 (6.7) 1 (0.6)
Total 50 (33.8) 40 (27.0) 25 (16.9) 9 (6.1) 5 (3.4) 4 (2.7) 15 (10.1) 148 (100)
  1. FYSIOPRIMM Research program for Physiotherapy in Primary Health Care; PA Physical activity
  2. aPositional preference of head or truncus, congenital muscular torticollis
  3. bEstablished neurological diagnosis
  4. cHeart and lung disease, overweight, juvenile arthritis, cancer, fractures, pain, myalgic encephalomyelitis, referral for assistive devices, multidisciplinary assessment or other