To document the child-rearing needs and pediatric health care experiences of parents with children from birth to 3 years old.
A nationally representative sample of 2017 parents with children younger than 3 years using a 25-minute structured telephone questionnaire.
Interviews were completed by 68% of the screened eligible respondents.
The margin of sampling error for results at the 95% confidence level was ±3 percentage points.
Seventy-six percent of children younger than 3 years were reported by parents to be in excellent health ; 88% had a regular source of pediatric health care.
Seventy-one percent of parents who received special pediatric services rated their child's physician as excellent in providing good health care.
Seventy-nine percent of parents reported they could use more information in at least 1 of 6 areas of child rearing, and 53% wanted information in at least 3 areas.
Forty-two percent had talked with their child's physician about « nonmedical » concerns ; 39% of parents read to or looked at a picture book with their child on a daily basis ; 51% of parents set daily routines for meals, naps, and bedtime.
Breast-feeding and reading to the child on a daily basis were much more likely if a physician encouraged parents to do so.
Most parents view the pediatric health care system as meeting the physical health needs of their young children. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Elevage, Nourrisson, Homme, Enfant, Age préscolaire, Besoin, Parent, Questionnaire, Enquête, Education santé, Relation soignant famille, Médecin, Pédiatrie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rearing, Infant, Human, Child, Preschool age, Need, Parent, Questionnaire, Survey, Health education, Health staff family relation, Physician, Pediatrics
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0211735
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 11/09/1998.