Table 1

Association of doctor’s intervention with doctor-evaluated benefit of the health check; multilevel logistic regression analysis

Doctor’s interventionTotalBeneficial health check, as assessed by doctorOR (95% CI)P value
Nn (%)
Any intervention
 Yes791410 (51.8)NA<0.001*
 No2190 (0)
Instruction and/or significant discussion
 Yes605282 (46.6)1.91 (1.44 to 2.55)<0.001
 No405128 (31.6)1
Prescription
 Yes10577 (73.3)5.56 (3.46 to 8.94)<0.001
 No905333 (36.8)1
Laboratory tests and/or medical imaging
 Yes8677 (89.5)15.16 (7.35 to 31.26)<0.001
 No924333 (36.0)1
Follow-up appointment in school health service
 Yes175114 (65.1)3.06 (2.13 to 4.39)<0.001
 No835296 (35.4)1
Referral to other professional within school or community services
 Yes13694 (69.1)4.29 (2.82 to 6.52)<0.001
 No874316 (36.2)1
Referral to specialised care
 Yes5247 (90.4)17.26 (6.61 to 45.05)<0.001
 No958363 (37.9)1
  • Doctor-reported benefit was available for 1010 children.

  • *Fisher’s exact test.

  • CI, Confidence interval; NA, not available due to zero frequency; OR, Odds ratio; adjusted for grade.