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Table 2 Patient and provider (practice) characteristics

From: Predictors of weight stigma experienced by middle-older aged, general-practice patients with obesity in disadvantaged areas of Australia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Number Category Number Percent
Patients
Sex 120 Female 78 65
  Male 42 35
Age 120 40–56 65 54
  57–70 55 46
Language mostly spoken at home 119 English 81 68
  Non-English languagea 38 32
Employment 119 Employed 58 49
  Not employedb 61 51
Highest qualification 119 Schoolc 57 48
  Higher qualificationsd 62 52
Obesity category 117 1 (BMI = 30–34.99) 54 46
  2 (BMI = 35–39.99) 40 34
  3 (BMI ≥ 40) 23 20
Experienced stigma in past week 118 Yes 38 32
  No 80 68
Providers
Practice size 120 1–3 GPs 52 43
  4+ GPs 68 57
City 120 Adelaide 51 43
  Sydney 69 57
  1. aThe most commonly spoken languages at home were Arabic (n = 11), Spanish (n = 7) and Italian (n = 5)
  2. bVery few of those who were not employed were unemployed and looking for work (4%). The remainder were mostly retired (22%), home duties (13%), or unable to work due to long-term sickness or disability (9%)
  3. c“School” = no formal education, or primary or high school certificate
  4. d“Higher qualifications” = Technical and Further Education (TAFE) qualification or University degree