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Number of visits by ambulatory patients aged 20 years and over to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice who are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, in which health education related to weight reduction, nutrition, or physical activity was ordered or provided
From the 2007 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey patient record:
Was any health education ordered or provided at this visit? (A check box is provided for "weight reduction", "diet/nutrition," and "exercise.")
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BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30.0 or greater.
This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:
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