TABLE 3

PCPs’ Perceptions of Parent Knowledge About ASDs, by Racial or Ethnic Group

“How Knowledgeable About ASD Are Parents in Each Group?”
Percentage of PCPs Reporting Parents “Not at All” or “Not Very” Knowledgeable About ASD
Subgroup (n)Parents of Non-Latino White ChildrenParents of Latino Children/English PFLParents of Latino Children/Spanish PFLParents of African American Children
All PCPs (267)20.4%32.2%a73.9%a49.6%a
PCP Practice Characteristic Subgroups
PCP performs general developmental screening per AAP Bright Futures Periodicity Guidelines
 Yes (81)23.1%31.9%a69.1%a44.9%a
 No (183)19.5%32.9%a76.7%a52.6%a
PCP performs ASD screening per AAP Bright Futures Periodicity Guidelines
 Yes (112)15.9%27.2%a68.7%a43.5%a
 No (154)23.1%35.5%a77.6%a53.4%a
Latino provider in practice
 Yes (112)15.7%27.9%a74.5%a50.0%a
 No (149)22.5%33.8%a72.4%a48.8%a
>25% Latino patients in practice
 Yes (128)25.4%33.3%a75.2%a49.6%a
 No (132)14.8%b30.8%a71.6%a49.6%a
PCP Practice Characteristic Subgroups
PCP rates Spanish as good or excellent
 Yes (80)19.2%31.6%a72.7%a52.1%a
 No (183)20.1%31.9%a74.0%a48.7%a
PCP self-reports very knowledgeable about ASD
 Yes (138)12.9%24.8%a63.0%a40.2%a
 No (125)28.3%b40.4%a,b84.8%a,b59.4%a,b
  • a Significantly different by parent racial or ethnic and language group (P < .05 compared with parents of non-Latino white children on McNemar’s test).

  • b Significantly different by PCP subgroup (“yes” versus “no” P < .05 on χ2 test).