About the Findings
1. How do you interpret results?
ask the same questions to all women. We don't look at individual answers;
we only consider groups. We calculate averages and other statistics for our
2. What will the results show?
The Upstate KIDS Program looks at
a large group of women and children. The results may show many things for the
population as a whole, rather than for each individual child. This means
findings will apply to "the average child" rather than any specific
individual. There are many possible results. We may uncover: Risk factors,
things that contribute to growth and developmental delays. Protective
factors, things that lower the chances of growth and developmental delays. Neutral factors, things that neither raise
nor lower risk of growth and developmental delays.
3. Can you give an example of a
Most people know that smoking cigarettes is a risk factor for developing lung
cancer. Those with lung cancer are more likely to be smokers. Many people smoke
and don’t get lung cancer. Some people with lung cancer never smoked. Still,
not smoking helps prevent lung cancer. The same will be true for findings from
this growth and development survey. After initial completion of the first
survey, you will receive $20 for your time and effort. For successful
completion of each subsequent survey, another small gift will be added. If we
identify developmental delays in your child we will help refer your child for
early intervention care and services. Although the program results may not
benefit you or your family directly if no developmental delays are identified
in your child, many women feel good about helping to find causes of growth
and/or developmental delays.