TABLE 2.

Methods Reported by Pediatricians to Identify Children at Risk for Developmental Problems

Method/InstrumentnProportion Who Reported Using Method or Instrument Always or Almost Always, %
Clinical assessment (ie, history and physical examination without screening instrument or checklist)56971
Clinical assessment guided by standardized instrument56233
Informal checklist completed by physician or office staff members54837
Informal checklist completed by parents53915
Standardized screening instrument56523
    Bayley neurodevelopmental screen5092
    Denver II54914
    Ages and Stages5097
    Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status5043
    Other4149
  • The n values for the survey items vary because of missing data. The use of the listed screening techniques is not mutually exclusive; therefore, proportions do not add up to 100%.