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Table 1 Characteristics and implementation indicators of the primary care centers participating in this PVS pilot

From: The implementation of health promotion in primary and community care: a qualitative analysis of the ‘Prescribe Vida Saludable’ strategy

  Center A Center B Center C Center D
Population size 6004 5509 9915 21621
Age target in the PVS intervention, years 10–65 10–65 10–65 >10
Participation by professionals Participates/total in centre (%) Family physicians 5/5 4/5 5/5 10/11
Nurses 5/5 4/5 8/8 6/13
Admission staff 5/5 3/4 5/6 5/6
Pediatricians 1/1 0/1 2/2 0/2
Midwives 1/1   1/1 0/2
Others 1/1    
Total 18/18 (100%) 11/15 (73%) 21/22 (95%) 21/34 (61%)
Community agents Municipalities 4 2 2 1
Schools 2 3 2 0
Sport facilities 1 1 1 1
Businesses 3 1 0 2
Pharmacies 1 0 0 1
Associations and other agencies 0 4 0 1
Two-year implementation performance indicators
A1: % attendees assessed for physical activity, diet and smoking 3009/3635 (82.8%) (81.5–84.0%) 1640/2568 (63.7%) (62.0–65.7%) 3209/5883 (54.5%) (53.3–55.8%) 3792/10373 (36.6%) (35.6–37.5%)
A2: % of attendees advised on increasing physical activity, improving diet or smoking cessation 2136 (58.7%) (57.2–60.4%) 809 (31.5%) (29.7–33.3%) 2170 (36.9%) (35.6–38.1%) 2318 (22.3%) (21.5–23.1%)
A4: % of attendees prescribed a behavior change plan 552 (15.24%) (14.0–16.3%) 377 (14.7%) (13.3–16.1%) 406 (6.9%) (6.2–7.5%) 840 (8.1%) (7.6–8.6%)