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Table 3 Knowledge of PCHC professionals on risk factors for growth and developmental problems (n = 89)

From: Postnatal screening and care for non-medical risk factors by preventive child healthcare in deprived and non-deprived neighbourhoods

Non-medical risk factor Correct answer [reference] Number of correct answers on the risk of overweight/ obesity Correct answer [reference] Number of correct answers on the risk of developmental problems
Deprived (n = 18) Non-deprived (n = 71) p value Total n (%) Deprived (n = 18) Non-deprived (n = 71) p value Total n (%)
Parental smoking Yes [37] 8 27 0.406 35 (39.3) Yes [38, 39] 17 63 0.418 80 (89.9)
Parental drug usea NA a NA a NA a NA a NA a Yes [26, 27] 18 69 0.635 87 (97.8)
Family income Yes [40] 17 68 0.602 85 (95.5) Yes [41] 17 59 0.205 76 (85.4)
Parental relationship problemsa NA a NA a NA a NA a NA a Yes [42] 18 70 0.789 88 (98.9)
Domestic violence Yes [43] 14 43 0.138 57 (64.0) Yes [42, 44] 18 70 0.798 88 (98.9)
Maternal overweight Yes [29] 18 70 0.798 88 (98.9) Yes [45] 12 43 0.424 55 (61.8)
Maternal alcohol abuse No [46] 11 36 0.301 47 (52.8) Yes [6] 18 65 0.246 83 (93.3)
Financial problems Yes [47] 17 51 0.035 68 (76.4) Yes [41] 17 63 0.418 80 (89.9)
Lack of social support Yes [48] 18 59 0.054 77 (86.5) Yes [49] 18 69 0.635 87 (97.8)
  1. aNA: not applicable; in our literature search no articles were found which addressed this risk factor in association with growth problems