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Table 4 Comparison of intervention and control groups performance pre- and post- intervention

From: Evaluation of continuing education of family health strategy teams for the early identification of suspected cases of cancer in children

Group Period of evaluation Diagnosis of referred children P value*
Confirmed Not confirmed Total
n % n % n %
Intervention Post 87 52.7 195 69.4 282 63.2 0.0013
Pre 78 47.3 86 30.6 164 36.8
Total 165 100 281 100 446 100
Control Post 379 50.1 357 60.1 736 54.5
Pre 378 49.9 237 39.9 615 45.5
Total 757 100 594 100 1351 100
  1. *calculated as the difference in the percentage of children referred by intervention and control groups in the post-intervention period