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Table 2 Prevalence of each assessment by adolescent characteristics

From: Assessment of weight-related factors of adolescents by private practitioners

Characteristics Prevalence of assessment by private practitioners (%) Private practitioners commented on weight status (3812)
Height (2230) Weight (2757) BMI (842) WC (610) BP (1527) Physical activity (612) Diet (1069)
Sex         
 Boys 14.3 18.0 7.2 5.8 8.9 4.1 5.6 34.7
 Girls 18.7 22.7 5.7 3.7 13.4 4.9 9.9 24.1
P value < 0.001 < 0.001 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.033 < 0.001 < 0.001
Age group         
 <=14 17.6 21.4 6.4 4.5 9.2 4.6 8.5 30.4
 >14 16.0 20.1 6.3 4.7 13.9 4.6 7.6 26.9
P value 0.012 0.082 0.691 0.629 < 0.001 0.879 0.038 < 0.001
Weight status         
Underweight 21.8 24.4 6.8 4.8 14.1 5.9 10.6 33.6
Normal weight 16.8 20.2 4.9 3.5 12.0 4.3 8.4 22.1
Overweight 15.7 22.1 7.0 5.5 11.3 4.5 7.8 31.8
P value 0.001 0.012 0.002 0.005 0.148 0.128 0.073 < 0.001
Highest parental education         
 Primary or below 14.5 19.2 5.9 4.1 13.1 4.0 7.7 26.4
 Secondary 16.9 20.5 5.6 4.0 11.8 4.5 8.4 26.4
 Tertiary or above 20.1 24.5 9.4 6.6 12.2 6.1 9.1 36.9
P value < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.357 0.004 0.341 < 0.001
Actively asked private practitioners for advice on weight         
 No 15.1 19.2 5.0 3.7 10.9 4.1 7.4 22.2
 Yes 32.7 34.3 16.9 12.4 17.4 9.5 14.7 83.8
P value < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Total 16.8 20.8 6.3 4.6 11.5 4.6 8.1 28.7
  1. P values based on Chi-square tests.
  2. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; WC, waist circumference; BP, blood pressure.