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Table 3 Comparison between professional groups for dependent variables

From: Preventing childhood obesity during infancy in UK primary care: a mixed-methods study of HCPs' knowledge, beliefs and practice

  Nursery nurses
(n = 8)
Health visitors
(n = 27)
Nurses
(n = 29)
GPs
(n = 52)
Consulted about infant
feeding at least once a week
8 (100%) 27 (100%) 9 (31.1%) a 20 (39.2%)a
Confidence about giving
feeding advice
    
Very confident 2 (25%) 4 (14.8%) 2 (7.1%) a 4 (7.8%) a
Confident 5 (62%) 23 (85.2%) 11 (39.3%) 27 (52.9%)
Slightly confident 1 (12.5%) 0 (0%) 13 (46.4%) 19 (37.3%)
Not confident 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7.1%) 1 (2.0%)
Knowledge about risks of
obesity Median (IQR)
5.5 (4.25-6.75) 7 (5-8) 8 (6-9) 9 (8-9)
  1. IQR = Inter Quartile Range a 1 missing value