Journal article

Who discusses reaching a healthy weight with a general practitioner? Findings from the 2014-15 Australian National Health Survey

Michelle Kilpatrick, Mark Nelson, Andrew Palmer, Kim Jose, Alison Venn

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: General practitioners (GPs) can positively impact upon patient intentions to lose weight and weight management, and are important in the referral pathway to specialist weight-loss programs and surgical interventions. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics and proportions of Australians who report talking to a GP about weight management. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from 15,329 participants aged 15 years and over in the 2014-15 Australian National Health Survey were used. Proportions (with 95% confidence intervals (95%CI)) of respondents who reported discussing reaching a healthy weight with a GP in the previous 12 months were estimated, categorised by demogr..

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