TABLE 2.

Rates of Illnesses and Medical Resource Use per Month in a Specialized Preschool Research Study

IllnessBaseline Year (Current IC Practices)Intervention Year (Comprehensive ICEP)P Value
Total illnesses0.700.53<.05
 Respiratory*0.670.42<.07
 Gastrointestinal*0.080.0NS
 Otitis media*0.080.08NS
 Sinusitis*0.00.0NS
Physician visits0.500.33<.05
Antibiotic courses0.330.28<.05
Days absent from school0.750.40<.05
  • NS indicates not statistically significant.

  • * Monthly rates used in the primary analysis.

  • Adapted from Krilov et al.24 Rates of illnesses are expressed as median rates per child per month.