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Table 5 Proportion of overweight or obese general practice patients intending to lose weight in the next six months who report that they would be willing to accept weight support services delivered via different mediums

From: A cross-sectional study assessing Australian general practice patients’ intention, reasons and preferences for assistance with losing weight

Delivery of weight support services % that have access Overweight (n = 300) Obese (n = 255) Test statistic Design based degrees of freedom p-value
n %a 95% CI n %a 95% CI
Telephone 100 265 89 [85, 91] 223 88 [77, 94] 0.2 (2.2, 24) 0.8
Email 85 136 45 [40, 41] 105 41 [36, 47] 1.5 (2.8, 31) 0.2
Short messaging service (SMS) 93 128 43 [34, 52] 94 37 [29, 46] 1.1 (2.8, 30) 0.4
Online chat room 83 104 35 [31, 39] 69 27 [24, 30] 2.2 (2.4, 27) 0.1
Smart phone /tablet application 43 80 27 [23, 30] 68 27 [21, 34] 0.5 (2.4, 26) 0.6
  1. *Not equal to total intending to lose weight due to incomplete surveys.
  2. a Percentages were of all intending to lose weight that report being willing to accept support via these mediums.