Table 3

Distribution of correct recommendations by search group, univariate and multivariate analysis
Search group Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
   Recommendation Health care professionals N (%) Women planning a pregnancy N (%) Total (%) OR 95% CI p aOR 95% CI p
Take folic acid 55 (50.0) 34 (29.3) 89 (39.4) 2.41 1.35-4.33 0.001 2.064 1.129 – 3.771 0.018
Control medical conditions 29 (26.4) 31 (26.7) 60 (26.5) 0.98 0.52-1.85 0.951 0.929 0.470 - 1.836 0.832
Control asthma 17 (15.7) 7 (6.1) 24 (10.8) 2.88 1.07-8.06 0.020 2.329 0.867 – 6.255 0.094
Control diabetes 30 (27.3) 27 (23.3) 57 (25.2) 1.24 0.65-2.36 0.489 1.065 0.546 - 2.075 0.854
Control epilepsy 22 (20.2) 10 (8.6) 32 (14.2) 2.68 1.13-6.45 0.013 2.117 0.874 - 5.129 0.097
Go on diet if overweight or obese 34 (31.2) 24 (20.7) 58 (25.8) 1.74 0.91-3.33 0.072 1.823 0.924 - 3.599 0.083
Review vaccination status 20 (18.2) 27 (23.3) 47 (20.8) 0.73 0.36-1.47 0.346 0.739 0.342 - 1.595 0.441
Verify immunity against rubella and receive immunization if susceptible 45 (40.9) 38 (32.8) 83 (36.7) 1.42 0.80-2.54 0.204 1.347 0.702 - 2.584 0.370
Verify immunity against chicken pox and receive immunization if susceptible 26 (23.6) 25 (21.6) 51 (22.6) 1.13 0.58-2.20 0.708 0.793 0.386 - 1.629 0.528
Verify immunity against hepatitis B and receive immunization if susceptible and not previously vaccinated 15 (13.6) 13 (11.2) 28 (12.4) 1.25 0.53-2.97 0.580 1.185 0.504 – 2.786 0.698
Verify pertussis immunization record and receive immunization if last dose >10 years before 5 (4.5) 3 (2.6) 8 (3.5) 1.79 0.36-9.74 0.490 1.244 0.254 – 6.103 0.788
Ask advice to doctor about administration of any drug 35 (31.8) 34 (29.3) 69 (30.5) 1.13 0.61-2.06 0.682 1.255 0.657 - 2.397 0.491
Make an appointment with the doctor for preconceptional counseling 32 (29.1) 41 (35.3) 73 (32.3) 0.75 0.41-1.36 0.315 0.732 0.377 - 1.424 0.359
Stop smoking 36 (32.7) 38 (32.8) 74 (32.7) 1.00 0.55-1.81 0.996 0.990 0.515 – 1.901 0.976
Stop drinking alcohol 29 (26.4) 30 (25.9) 59 (26.1) 1.03 0.54-1.94 0.932 0.994 0.512 – 1.930 0.985
Stop illicit drug use 19 (17.3) 10 (8.6) 29 (12.8) 2.21 0.92-5.41 0.052 1.655 0.684 - 4.003 0.263
Do physical exercise 14 (12.7) 11 (9.5) 25 (11.1) 1.39 0.56-3.48 0.437 1.013 0.399 - 2.573 0.978
Avoid contacts with toxics and pesticides 6 (5.5) 7 (6.0) 13 (5.8) 0.90 0.26-3.10 0.852 0.689 0.200 - 2.377 0.555
Verify immunity against toxoplasmosis and adopt preventive behaviors if susceptible 38 (34.5) 26 (22.4) 64 (28.3) 1.83 0.98-3.43 0.043 1.808 0.947 - 3.452 0.073

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Agricola et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:14   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-13-14

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