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Table 3 PDHP’s reason or multiple reasons for sending a report of concern with associated responses from CWS, 1214 reports 3222 reasons

From: Reasons for reported suspicion of child maltreatment and responses from the child welfare - a cross-sectional study of Norwegian public dental health personnel

  Response from CWS  
  CWS has opened an investigation and taken measures CWS has opened an investigation and dropped the case CWS has opened an investigation, but no further information has been given CWS has not opened an investigation, case dropped CWS has not given any feedback at all Do not know Total
PDHP’s reasons for sending a report n % n % n % n % n % n % n total
Did not attend/was not brought 175 21.4 141 17.2 95 11.6 41 5.0 154 18.8 212 25.9 818
Grave caries 182 30.5 88 14.7 72 12.1 19 3.2 123 20.6 113 18.9 597
Lack of hygiene 136 30.6 64 14.4 55 12.4 16 3.6 95 21.3 79 17.8 445
Suspicion of neglect 112 35.6 45 14.3 39 12.4 9 2.9 65 20.6 45 14.3 315
Interaction with parents/guardians 69 29.7 34 14.7 33 14.2 8 3.4 48 20.7 40 17.2 232
Abnormal behavior in the child 69 31.4 23 10.5 36 16.4 8 3.6 45 20.5 39 17.7 220
Treatment refusal 56 27.3 34 16.6 27 13.2 7 3.4 42 20.5 39 19.0 205
Gingivitis 41 34.5 17 14.3 18 15.1 4 3.4 22 18.5 17 14.3 119
Suspicion of physical abuse 21 35.6 8 13.6 5 8.5 3 5.1 14 23.7 8 13.6 59
Suspicion of sexual abuse 23 40.4 9 15.8 6 10.5 0 0.0 9 15.8 10 17.5 57
Suspicion of psychological abuse 16 30.2 6 11.3 7 13.2 4 7.5 13 24.5 7 13.2 53
Trauma 8 40.0 4 20.0 4 20.0 0 0 3 15.0 1 5.0 20
Wounds, lesions or other oral findings 3 21.4 0 0 2 14.3 0 0 3 21.4 6 42.9 14
Other 13 19.1 7 10.3 7 10.3 0 0 16 23.5 25 36.8 68