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Table 4 Diagnostic practice, advice given and tools used by GPs in the management of obesity with the distribution of answers in this domain

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

Practices Disagree Agree
Diagnostic methods [%] [%]
Weight without reference to height 54.9 45.1
BMI calculation 20.9 79.1
Waist / hip ratio 44.4 55.6
Waist measurements 34.9 65.1
Comparison with ideal weight 30.2 69.8
Appearance 77.9 22.1
Weight management advice and tools   
Eat less during meals 12.9 87.1
Eat less fat 10.2 89.8
Don’t eat between meals 23.3 76.7
Eat less sugar 6.7 93.3
Eat more fruits and vegetables 3.7 96.3
Consume fewer caloric drinks 5.3 94.7
Definitely avoid specific foods 31.0 69.0
Follow personalized low-calorie diet (1200–2200 kcal/day) 17.0 83.0
Follow very low calorie diet (<1200 kcal/day) 72.9 27.1
Follow commercial /advertised diet 96.2 3.8
Exercise /sport 6.4 93.6
Do more exercise in everyday life (e.g. walking, gardening) 4.4 95.6
Leaflets on healthy behavior 41.5 58.5
Food diary 40.3 59.7
Nutritional education 32.8 87.2