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Table 3 Pediatricians’ knowledge scores* of the specific subject matters of child development and the special education systems

From: Failure of Israeli pediatric residency curricula to cover child development and special education issues: results of a national survey on levels of knowledge

  Total score Developmental milestones Global developmental delay Autism spectrum disorder Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Referral to special education Special education systems Medical conditions associated with dev. delay
Total mean score
Total median score (IQR)
34.4 ± 20.5
32.1 (17.8–53.5)
36.9 ± 24.3
40.0 (16.0–60.0)
24.0 ± 27.8
20.0 (0.0–40.0)
31.4 ± 29.6
25.0 (0.0–50.0)
47.0 ± 41.7
50.0 (0.0–80.0)
39.6 ± 30.2
40.0 (20.0–60.0)
13.6 ± 19.4
0.0 (0.0-22.2)
67.7 ± 31.9
66.6 (33.3–100)
Sex
Male
Female
p-values
32.2 ± 19.7
36.0 ± 21.0
0.112
32.5 ± 22.7
40.1 ± 24.9
0.007
23.2 ± 27.4
24.6 ± 28.2
0.679
33.7 ± 30.1
29.8 ± 29.1
0.244
50.1 ± 44.3
44.9 ± 39.7
0.280
37.0 ± 29.5
41.4 ± 30.6
0.208
11.2 ± 17.4
15.3 ± 20.6
0.072
67.9 ± 31.1
67.5 ± 32.5
0.917
Seniority
Resident
Consultant
p-values
27.3 ± 16.6
39.7 ± 21.6
< 0.001
27.9 ± 21.7
43.7 ± 23.9
< 0.001
16.3 ± 23.8
29.8 ± 29.3
< 0.001
28.2 ± 28.4
35.7 ± 30.6
0.028
41.6 ± 33.8
51.1 ± 46.4
0.046
28.7 ± 26.3
47.7 ± 30.5
< 0.001
6.2 ± 12.6
19.2 ± 21.7
< 0.001
67.6 ± 26.5
67.7 ± 35.5
0.972
Current work setting
Hospital
Primary care
p-values
30.5 ± 17.6
41.2 ± 23.3
< 0.001
33.0 ± 22.6
43.7 ± 25.6
< 0.001
18.7 ± 24.8
33.1 ± 30.4
< 0.001
27.1 ± 27.3
33.9 ± 30.6
0.053
41.7 ± 35.8
56.3 ± 49.1
0.003
32.7 ± 28.3
51.4 ± 29.9
< 0.001
8.6 ± 15.4
22.2 ± 22.5
< 0.001
67.3 ± 30.1
68.4 ± 34.8
0.776
Pediatric subspecialty
Yes
No
p-values
41.1 ± 21.2
33.0 ± 20.1
0.007
47.2 ± 24.7
34.7 ± 23.6
< 0.001
28.9 ± 28.5
22.9 ± 27.6
0.149
30.8 ± 31.6
31.5 ± 29.2
0.857
49.6 ± 42.4
46.5 ± 41.6
0.615
44.6 ± 30.2
38.5 ± 30.2
0.170
18.6 ± 22.6
12.5 ± 18.5
0.034
70.8 ± 35.9
67.0 ± 31.0
0.424
Being a parent
Yes
No
p-values
38.3 ± 21.4
23.0 ± 11.6
< 0.001
42.6 ± 24.3
20.2 ± 14.9
< 0.001
29.5 ± 29.2
7.6 ± 13.7
< 0.001
28.9 ± 29.1
38.7 ± 29.7
0.011
48.3 ± 44.9
43.3 ± 30.1
0.358
44.4 ± 30.8
25.1 ± 23.1
< 0.001
16.7 ± 20.6
4.4 ± 10.9
< 0.001
67.0 ± 34.3
69.6 ± 23.5
0.541
Developmental conditions in family
Yes
No
p-values
41.5 ± 24.1
32.4 ± 18.9
0.001
45.5 ± 25.9
34.5 ± 23.3
0.001
32.1 ± 31.2
21.7 ± 26.4
0.006
32.6 ± 31.8
31.1 ± 28.9
0.713
52.4 ± 45.1
45.5 ± 40.6
0.226
48.4 ± 32.2
37.0 ± 29.2
0.006
20.6 ± 23.0
11.6 ± 17.8
0.001
68.1 ± 36.7
67.6 ± 30.4
0.912
  1. *Scores are presented means and standard deviations of percentages unless mentioned otherwise. Bold indicates significant