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Table 3 GPs’s attitudes concerning obesity and obese persons and distribution of answers in this domain

From: Primary care obesity management in Hungary: evaluation of the knowledge, practice and attitudes of family physicians

Attitudes Disagree Agree
  [%] [%]
GP’s role is to refer overweight or obese patients to other professionals rather than attempt to treat themselves 83.7 16.3
GPs should be models and maintain normal weight 11.2 88.8
I feel well-prepared to manage overweight and obese patients 43.4 56.6
Treating overweight and obese patients is professionally gratifying 29.5 70.5
Obese patients are lazier and more self-indulgent than people with normal weight 32.1 67.9
Overweight patients are lazier and more self-indulgent than people with normal weight 34.4 65.6
Only a small percentage of overweight and obese people can lose weight and maintain this loss 20.4 79.6