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Table 3 Factors associated with receiving advice from a general practitioner (GP) among overweight and obese persons who visited their general practitioner within the previous 12 months

From: Advising overweight persons about diet and physical activity in primary health care: Lithuanian health behaviour monitoring study

Characteristic Persons receiving advice
to change dietary habits (%)
Adjusted OR* (95%CI) Persons receiving advice to
increase physical activity (%)
Adjusted OR* (95%CI)
Sex     
   Men 22.5 1.00 15.9 1.00
   Women 29.4 1.17(0.93–1.46) 19.2 1.02(0.63–1.65)
Age group (years)     
   20–34 10.9 1.00 3.5 1.00
   35–49 23.7 1.79(1.19–2.68) 15.2 4.35(1.42–13.31)
   50–64 34.7 2.18(1.45–3.27) 26.1 5.34(1.76–16.23)
Education group     
   Incomplete secondary 31.8 1.00 18.3 1.00
   Secondary 25.3 1.06(0.77–1.47) 17.0 1.30(0.64–2.66)
   University 27.0 1.40(0.96–2.04) 20.1 2.26(0.99–5.17)
Place of residence     
   Cities 26.0 1.00 19.0 1.00
   Towns 27.6 1.01(0.79–1.29) 17.4 0.74(0.44–1.27)
   Villages 25.6 0.81(0.61–1.07) 16.7 0.71(0.39–1.30)
Marital status     
   Married 26.3 1.00 18.4 1.00
   Unmarried 26.9 0.90(0.70–1.16) 15.6 0.91(0.51–1.62)
Perceived health status     
   Good 11.3 1.00 6.2 1.00
   Average 29.5 2.61(1.93–3.52) 20.5 2.80(1.37–5.71)
   Poor 48.5 5.32(3.62–7.82) 31.8 4.77(2.03–11.21)
Visits to GP during the last year     
   1–2 times 12.8 1.00 6.0 1.00
   3–4 times 28.4 2.36(1.74–3.21) 11.2 1.75(1.14–2.68)
   5 times and more 45.2 3.88(2.97–5.08) 22.2 3.22(2.25–4.59)
Body mass index kg/m 2     
   25–29.99 19.0 1.00 8.6 1.00
   30–34.99 36.4 2.09(1.65–2.66) 28.3 4.49(2.68–7.51)
   ≥35 52.9 3.82(2.72–5.35) 52.2 11.36(6.03–21.43)
  1. * Adjusted for all variables included in the model