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Table 1 Characteristics of the included respondents and target population

From: Low carbohydrate diet and obesity treatment in primary health care: dietary advice after the new Swedish report

Variable Included respondents N = 257 Target population N = 383 p-value
Gender    0.30
Female 183 (71 %) 258 (67 %)  
Age    
≤50 years 153 (60 %)   
Profession    0.52
Physician 150 (58 %) 237 (62 %)  
Lifestyle counsellor 71 (28 %) 103 (27 %)  
Diabetes nurses 36 (14 %) 43 (11 %)  
Years in profession    
≤10 years 124 (48 %)   
>10 years 133 (52 %)   
Type of employment (public/private)    0.27
Public medical health centers 206 (80 %) 320 (84 %)  
Continuing education on obesity treatment    
Never or more than a year ago 185 (72 %)   
  1. Included respondents = respondents who give dietary advice
  2. Target population = all HCPs at PHCC in JCC expected to provide dietary advice
  3. Chi-square test was used for two-tailed p-value