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Table 2 Demographic characteristics and experience of participants in the questionnaire validity test

From: Development and validity of a questionnaire to test the knowledge of primary care personnel regarding nutrition in obese adolescents

Variables Dietitians (n = 35) Non-dietitians (n = 265) Total (n = 300)
  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Gender    
  Female 32(91.4) 165(62.3) 197(65.7)
  Male 3(8.6) 100(37.7) 103(34.3)
Age (years)    
  ≤ 25 10(28.6) 30(11.3) 40(13.3)
  26-35 22(62.8) 177(66.8) 199(66.3)
  36-45 3(8.6) 31(11.7) 34(11.3)
  46-55 0 13(4.9) 13(4.4)
  ≥ 56 0 14(5.3) 14(4.7)
Time since graduation    
  ≤ 5 years 20 (57.1) 142(53.6) 162(54)
  > 5 years 15(42.9) 123(46.4) 138(46)
Specialization    
  Yes 20(57.1) 180(67.9) 200(66.7)
  No 15 (42.9) 85(32.1) 100(33.3)
Treated obese adolescents    
  Yes 26(74.3) 227(85.7) 253(84.3)
  No 9(25.7) 38(14.3) 47(15.7)
Barriers to discuss “Nutrition”    
No barriers 10(28.6) 44(16.6) 54(18)
Short consultation time 7 (20.0) 39(14.7) 46(15.3)
Non-adhesion to the treatment 11(31.4) 113(42.7) 124(41.3)
Lack of knowledge 7(20.0) 69(26.0) 76(25.4)