Newborn Hearing Screening: High Risk Populations of Loss to Follow-up in Louisiana, 2007-2011

Xiaoling Ye, Tri Tran, Mary Jo Smith, Jeanette Webb, Terri Mohren, Melinda Peat


In order to explore who were at high risk of loss to follow-up among newborns who failed initial hearing screening tests prior to hospital discharge in Louisiana between 2007 and 201The study included 15,145 newborns who failed the initial hearing screening tests and loss to follow-up. Unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression models were conducted to evaluate all the risk factors. Preterm birth newborns and those mothers who are young, low educated, smoke during pregnancy, have Medicaid pay for delivery, have higher number of previous live births, unmarried, and live in urban areas with higher risk of loss to follow-up.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *