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Table 4 Parents’ beliefs about how parents’ weight should influence on the GP’s role, 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 pay attention         
regardless of the parents’ weight        
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 725(93.9) 33(4.3) 1(0.1) 0(0.0) 1(0.1) 12(1.6)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 78(89.7) 6(6.9) 1(1.2) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 2(2.3) 0.14
GP should be more careful         
if the parents are overweight        
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 31(4.0) 75(9.7) 112(14.5) 529(68.5) 11(1.4) 14(1.8)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 1(1.2) 7(8.1) 15(17.2) 61(70.1) 1(1.2) 2(2.3) 0.7
GP ought to pay extra attention         
to overweight in children of overweight parents        
  Weight status N=772 NOWC n(%) 515(66.7) 177(22.9) 36(4.7) 14(1.8) 16(2.1) 14(1.8)  
   N=87 OWC n(%) 53(60.9) 26(29.9) 2(2.3) 3(3.5) 2(2.3) 1(1.1) 0.34
  1. “How should the parents’ weight have influence on the GP’s role?”