TABLE 3

Factors Related to Use of Formal Developmental Screening Tools, 2002 and 2009

VariableOdds Ratio (95% CI)
Survey year2.99 (2.17–4.13)a
Physician age1.23 (.86–1.75)
Physician gender1.32 (.95–1.83)
Practice type
    Solo or 2-personReference
    Group/staff HMO.91 (.60–1.39)
    Hospital/clinic/medical school1.43 (.79–2.61)
Practice location
    Inner cityReference
    Urban, not inner city.67 (.40–1.14)
    Suburban.71 (.42–1.20)
    Rural.83 (.45–1.54)
Practice region
    NortheastReference
    Midwest.80 (.50–1.28)
    South1.00 (.67–1.50)
    West.72 (.44–1.20)
% reporting high/low proportion of patients with public insurance99 (.66–1.48)
Training status (resident vs postresident)1.30 (.69–2.44)
  • CI indicates confidence interval; HMO, health maintenance organization.

  • a Statistically significant.