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Table 4 Progress of Pediatric Development Clinics services in the first 24 months of implementation

From: A retrospective review of the Pediatric Development Clinic implementation: a model to improve medical, nutritional and developmental outcomes of at-risk under-five children in rural Rwanda

Time periods 0–6 months 7–12 months 13–18 months 19–24 months  
n % n % n % n % P value*
Total number of visits during period 315 11.3 716 25.7 890 31.9 866 31.1  
Visit location (N = 2787)
 Rwinkwavu District Hospital 250 79.4 363 50.7 391 43.9 444 51.3 <0.001
 Decentralized Health Center 65 20.6 353 49.3 499 56.1 422 48.7  
Danger signs assessed at visit (N = 2787)
 Yes 136 43.2 508 71.0 684 76.9 625 72.2 <0.001
 No 179 56.8 208 29.1 206 23.2 241 27.8  
Age recorded at visit (N = 2529)
 Yes 272 98.2 617 97.8 795 98.4 802 98.7 0.302
 No 5 1.8 14 2.2 13 1.6 11 1.4  
Adjusted age for preterm babies ≤24 months (N = 1074)
 Yes 27 20.8 91 31.1 64 18.2 50 16.7 0.003
 No 103 79.2 202 68.9 288 81.8 249 83.3  
Weight recorded at visit (N = 2787)
 Yes 312 99.1 708 98.9 876 98.4 859 99.2 0.790
 No 3 1.0 8 1.1 14 1.6 7 0.8  
Height recorded at visit (N = 2787)
 Yes 308 97.8 695 97.1 877 98.5 856 98.9 0.021
 No 7 2.2 21 2.9 13 1.5 10 1.2  
Head circumference recorded at visit if ≤18 months (N = 2431)
 Yes 284 96.3 607 92.1 779 97.4 696 97.3 <0.001
 No 11 3.7 52 7.9 21 2.6 19 2.7  
Interval growth calculated at visit if ≤6 months (N = 1659)
 Yes 196 74.5 385 76.4 351 73.1 236 57.3 <0.001
 No 67 25.5 119 23.6 129 26.9 176 42.7  
Vaccination status recorded (N = 2529)
 Yes 259 93.5 553 87.6 696 86.1 721 88.7 0.171
 No 18 6.5 78 12.4 112 13.9 92 11.3  
Feeding difficulty assessed (N = 2529)
 Yes 244 88.1 496 78.6 664 82.2 734 90.3 <0.001
 No 33 11.9 135 21.4 144 17.8 79 9.7  
General child development counseling received (N = 2675)
Yes 64 21.8 256 38.2 519 59.9 554 65.6 <0.001
No 229 78.2 415 61.9 347 40.1 291 34.4  
Playthings and stimulating activities in the home assessed (N = 2529)
 Yes 7 2.5 32 5.1 58 7.2 69 8.5 <0.001
 No 270 97.5 599 94.9 750 92.8 744 91.5  
Next rendez-vous recorded (N = 2787)          
 Yes 309 98.1 694 96.9 869 97.6 841 97.1 0.658
 No 6 1.9 22 3.1 21 2.4 25 2.9  
  1. *P-values were calculated using a non-parametric test for trend.