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Physician practices related to use of BMI-for-age and counseling for childhood obesity prevention: A cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, August 2011
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Title
Physician practices related to use of BMI-for-age and counseling for childhood obesity prevention: A cross-sectional study
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BMC Family Practice, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-12-80
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Holly R Wethington, Bettylou Sherry, Barbara Polhamus

Abstract

Screening for obesity and providing appropriate obesity-related counseling in the clinical setting are important strategies to prevent and control childhood obesity. The purpose of this study is to document pediatricians (PEDs) and general practitioners (GPs) with pediatric patients use of BMI-for-age to screen for obesity, confidence in explaining BMI, access to referral clinics, and characteristics associated with screening and counseling to children and their caregivers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 45 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 15%
Student > Postgraduate 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Researcher 4 9%
Other 15 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 49%
Social Sciences 7 15%
Unspecified 4 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Other 8 17%

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#9,509,047
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