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Table 3 Parents’ expectations to the GPs’ care for overweight in children, distributed on NOWC and OWC

From: Child overweight in general practice – parents’ beliefs and expectations – a questionnaire survey study

     Agree Slightly Slightly Disagree Don't Missing  
      agree disagree   know   
     n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) p-value
The GP should raise the issue         
if a child is overweight         
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 723(93.7) 35(4.5) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 2(0.3) 12(1.6)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 81(93.1) 5(5.8) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 1(1.2) 0(0.0) 0.26
The GP should offer counselling         
on diet and exercise          
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 534(69.2) 187(24.2) 28(3.6) 3(0.3) 4(0.5) 17(2.2)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 58(67.7) 24(27.6) 2(2.3) 2(2.3) 1(1.2) 0(0.0) 0.12
The GP should offer a programme         
for follow-up and treatment         
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 372(48.2) 284(36.8) 68(8.8) 6(0.8) 30(3.9) 12(1.6)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 37(42.5) 42(48.3) 3(3.5) 2(2.3) 3(3.5) 0(0.0) 0.08
The GP should refer to a dietician         
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 430(55.7) 259(33.6) 36(4.7) 2(0.3) 32(4.2) 13(1.7)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 40(46.0) 36(41.4) 3(3.5) 2(2.3) 6(6.9) 0(0.0) 0.04
The GP should refer to a         
paediatrician          
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 96(12.4) 281(36.4) 222(28.8) 49(6.4) 107(13.9) 17(2.2)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 7(8.1) 30(34.5) 33(37.9 6(6.9) 10(11.5) 1(1.2) 0.45
The GP should refer          
to a health visitor         
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 195(25.3) 333(43.1) 130(16.8) 27(3.5) 71(9.2) 16(2.1)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 14(16.1) 40(46.0) 14(16.1) 14(16.1) 5(5.8) 0(0.0) 0.00
The GP should refer to a psychologist        
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 33(4.3) 174(22.5) 267(34.6) 138(17.9) 144(18.7) 16(2.1)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 4(4.6) 18(20.7) 29(33.3) 25(28.7) 10(11.5) 1(1.2) 0.14
The GP should refer to a municipal        
offer for overweight children         
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 277(35.9) 308(39.9) 67(8.7) 16(2.1) 88(11.4) 16(2.1)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 28(32.2) 36(41.4) 12(13.8) 6(6.9) 5(5.8) 0(0.0) 0.03
  1. “What expectations do you have to the GP’s care of overweight children?”