TABLE 4.

Attitudes Among Surveyed Pediatricians Surrounding Screening and Management of Intentional Injuries (as reported in 1998 and 2003 AAP Periodic Surveys #38 and #55)

Child Abuse, %Domestic Violence, %Community Violence, %
199820031998200319982003
Agree that pediatricians should screen for violence-related risk during health maintenance visits9390*66727177*
Agree that pediatricians can help reduce the incidence of violence716952665056
Confident in ability to identify children who are at risk for violent injury656037433341
Confident in ability to manage children with violent injuries63604452*N/AN/A
Confident in ability to advise parents on violence prevention strategiesN/AN/AN/AN/A3340*
Possess adequate professional training to manage violent injury505021301724
  • * P < .01, χ2 analysis comparing proportions from 1998 and 2003 analyses.

  • P < .05, χ2 analysis comparing proportions from 1998 and 2003 analyses.

  • P < .001, χ2 analysis comparing proportions from 1998 and 2003 analyses.