U.S. doctors' discussions of weight with patients

This survey shows what proportion of doctors discussed the issue of weight with their patients. Of those doctors who were themselves overweight or obese, 18 percent raised the issue of weight in discussions with their patients. That was 12 percent less than by doctors of normal weight.

U.S. doctors and discussions of weight with their patients

Percentage of respondents
Doctors of normal weight30%
Overweight doctors 18%
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Source

Release date

January 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 2011

Special properties

Doctors

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