PP-035 : RELATION BETWEEN ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN´S DAY-CARE CENTRE IN 0-24 MONTHS CHILDREN AND HYPERFREQUENTNESS TO CONSULTATIONS OF PAEDIATRICS AS WELL AS PONDERAL PERCENTILES.

Author(s): 
Alicia Borras, Roberto Mourelle, Esperanza Martin, Spain
Text: 
To determine the difference of frequentness to consultations of paediatrics, as well as ponderal profit of weight of children between 0-24 months, depending on their assistance or not to day-care centre during the last year.

Observational, transversal and descriptive of prevalence. Centre of primary care of the periphery of Madrid with a population assigned of 3000 patients. Children between 0-24 months that have come to consultations of paediatrics in the last year. The measured variables were frequentness and percentiles of weight. We acceded to the reviews of the program of the healthy child with ages included between 0-24 months; we divided the sample in three groups of age, the first one between 0-8 months, the second one between 9-17 months and the third one between 18-24 months. Inside every group we obtained 75 children who had attended the day-care centre and 75 who had not been present at day-care centre. We compare the variables frequentness and percentiles of weight of every child.

A statistically significant difference was observed (p 0,011) in the relation between frequentness and assistance to day-care centre and not significant (p=0,08) between percentiles of weight and assistance to day-care centre. it would be advisable to increase the sample to obtain a significant difference. In the group of 0-8 months it is where the major difference was observed.

The children who had been present at day-care centre present major frequentness to consultations as well as a few lower percentiles of weight.