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Evid Based Nurs 6:9 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.1.9
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Home visits by paraprofessionals did not improve maternal and child health

Home visitations by paraprofessionals (PHV) or nurses (NHV) v no visitations (control) in pregnancy and early childhood*

Outcomes Comparison Event rates RRR (CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Subsequent pregnancy at 24 months postpartum PHV v control 33% v 41% 20% (−1 to 36) Not significant
NHV v control 29% v 41% 29% (9 to 44) 9 (5 to 30)
Children with emotional vulnerability at 6 months of age PHV v control 18% v 25% 27% (−2 to 48) Not significant
NHV v control 16% v 25% 36% (8 to 55) 12 (7 to 58)
Children with language delays at 21 months of age PHV v control 11% v 12% 9% (−47% to 44) Not significant
NHV v control 6% v 12% 47% (6 to 71) 18 (10 to 160)

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