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Table 3 Profile of infants who completed or did not complete hearing screening programme

From: Community-based infant hearing screening in a developing country: parental uptake of follow-up services

Profile Two-stage screening Diagnosis
  Did not complete (%)
n = 148
Completed (%)
n = 137
Did not complete (%)
n = 32
Completed (%)
n = 50
Chronological age (Days)     
   1–30 104 (70.3) 98 (71.5) 22 (68.8) 11 (21.6)
   31 – 60 24 (16.2) 25 (18.2) 7 (21.9) 159 (20.0)
   61 – 90 20 (13.5) 14 (10.2) 3 (9.4) 134 (31.3)
   Mean [Standard deviation] 24.58 [25.49] 24.26 [21.71] 25.91 [23.16] 28.88 [24.97]
Gestational Age (Weeks)     
   <37 6 (4.1) 3 (2.2) 0 (0.0) 2 (4.0)
   ≥37 142 (95.9) 134 (97.8) 32 (100) 48 (96.0)
   Mean [Standard deviation] 38.08 [1.23] 38.15 [1.27] 38.31 [0.74] 37.86 [1.54]
Sex     
   Female 67 (45.3) 65 (47.4) 15 (46.9) 20 (40.0)
   Male 81 (54.7) 72 (52.6) 17 (53.1) 30 (60.0)
Place of birth/delivery‡     
   Outside Hospital 82 (55.4) 92 (67.2) 21 (65.6) 35 (70.0)
   Hospital 66 (44.6) 45 (32.8) 11 (34.4) 15 (30.0)
Hospital admission in the first 28 days of life     
   Yes 13 (8.8) 17 (12.4) 5 (15.6) 6 (12.0)
   No 135 (91.2) 120 (87.6) 27 (84.4) 44 (88.0)
  1. ‡ In the regression model for predicting completion of two-stage screening only place of delivery was significant at alpha level p < 0.10 after adjustment for maternal age, religion and occupation (odds ratio: 1.62, 95% confidence interval: 0.98 – 2.70; p = 0.062). There was no prediction model for completion of diagnostic test as no factor was significant in the univariable analyses.