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Table 3 Distribution of Respondents who Replied “Strongly Agree” with specific MCHC physician roles in the 4 Study Groups

From: The role of the physician in Israel’s maternal child health clinics: surveys of professional and parental perceptions

  MCHC Physicians Non-MCHC Physicians Nurses Parents
N % N % N % N %
Physical Examination 86/94 91.5 129/146 88.4 137/148 92.6 923/1050 87.9
Detection of Abnormal Health Conditions 77/93 82.8 124/147 84.4 130/148 87.8 981/1049 93.5 *
Developmental Screening 79/94 84 126/145 86.9 94/148 63.5 ** 876/1050 83.4
Anticipatory Guidance 73/94 77.7 104/145 71.7 68/146 46.6** 312/1050 29.7* *
Parent-child interaction counseling 70/93 75.3 95/145 65.5 60/144 41.7 ** 235/1050 22.4**
Consultant for MCHC Staff 70/94 74.5 125/147 85 110/147 74.8 602/1048 57.4 **
Detection of Children at Risk 71/92 77.2 121/143 84.6 * 104/148 70.3 749/1050 71.3
Growth Surveillance 69/93 74.2 121/146 82.9 61/146 41.8 ** 426/1050 40.6 **
Vaccination Counseling 57/93 61.3 123/145 84.8 50/145 34.5* * 358/1050 34.1 **
Primary Care Physician Communication 36/90 40 ** 108/146 74 92/148 62.2 737/1050 70.2
  1. *p < 0.01
  2. **p <0.001