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Table 2 Top 5 questions answered appropriately, inappropriately, and not discussed by PCPs at the initial screening encounter

From: A quality improvement program in pediatric practices to increase tailored injury prevention counseling and assess self-reported changes made by families

Top 5 Question Answered Appropriately N-4 Month (n = 1049) 6–12 Month (n = 809)
Question % Appropriate Question % Appropriate
No Sitters < 12 years old 99.81% Not in Yard when Yard Equipment is in Use 99.25%
Does not leave child alone in tub 99.81% Vitamins and meds are properly stored 99.12
Does not leave child alone in pool 99.81% Rides in a car seat 97.65%
Does not witness physical expressions of anger when frustrated 99.62% Does not consider leaving child alone in car 97.27%
Not afraid of significant other 99.5% Harmful cleaners/pesticides away from child 96.87%
Top 5 Questions Answered Inappropriately N-4 Month (n = 1049) 6–12 Month (n = 809)
Question % Appropriate Question % Appropriate
Car Seat Checked by Professional 47.66% Not likely to get Small Objects 40.2%
Following Safe Sleep Practices* 48.37% CPR course in Past 3 Years 48.49%
Working CO Detector 61.28% Car Seat Checked by Professional 52.11%
Working Fire Extinguisher 62.33% Furniture is attached to walls 52.65%
Hot Water Heater set to < 120 64.34% Poison Control # Clearly Posted 59.5%
*Families answering appropriately to all three sleep questions.
Top 5 Topics not Discussed N-4 Month (n = 1049) 6–12 Month (n = 809)
Question # answered incorrectly % Addressed Question # answered incorrectly % Addressed
Collective discussion of safe sleep topics (shared space, on back, no bumpers, no objects) 711 22% Poison Control # Clearly Posted 433 31%
Car Seat Checked by Professional 663 21% CPR course in Past 3 Yrs 567 29%
Working CO Detector 399 18% Furniture is attached to walls 503 25%
Working Fire Extinguisher 469 17% Has Window Guards 400 25%
Smoke Alarm batteries changed in past 6 mo. 186 14% Not likely to get Small Objects 606 17%