TABLE 5.

Physician Actions by Patient Gender (Vignette of Speech Delay in an 18-Month-Old Child)

Action Likely or Very LikelyWhole Group (at 18 Months) (N = 540; %)Child Gender (at 18 Months)Whole Group
Female (N = 280; %)Male (N = 260; %)At 18 Months (OR [95% CI])At 27 Months (N = 540)
Bring patient back early67.869.665.81.19 (0.83–1.71)70.6
Do more screening now44.145.442.71.11 (0.79–1.57)49.6
Refer to early intervention services41.341.840.81.04 (0.74–1.47)70.9
Refer to audiology71.375.766.51.57* (1.08–2.28)87.2
Refer to medical specialist or psychologist20.218.921.50.85 (0.56–1.30)49.8
Any referral75.677.973.11.30 (0.87–1.92)93.7