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Table 4 Families’ First Concerns About Their Child’s Development

From: The diagnostic trajectory in autism and intellectual disability in Quebec: pathways and parents’ perspective

  n % Missing %
Source of first concerns 211 18.5%  
Family members 141   66.8%
 Mother only 94   44.5%
 Father only 7   3.3%
 Both parents 31   14.7%
 Other relative 9   4.3%
Non-family members 70   33.2%
 Daycare educator 31   14.7%
 Pediatrician or family physician 26   12.3%
 Other medical provider 13   6.2%
Nature of first concerns 246 5.0%  
 Language delay 156   63.4%
 Atypical motor development 32   13.0%
 Atypical social development 28   11.4%
 Challenging behavior 20   8.1%
 Other concerns 10   4.1%
Initial consultation about first concerns 244 5.8%  
 Pediatrician 126   51.6%
 Family physician 47   19.3%
 Speech-language pathologist 19   7.8%
 Other healthcare provider 52   21.3%