NWS-5.1 Increase the proportion of primary care physicians who regularly assess body mass index (BMI) in their adult patients
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Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of primary care physicians who measure their adult patient’s body mass index at every well-patient visit, every visit, or annually
Number of primary care physicians who treat patients aged 18 and over
From the 2008 National Survey of Energy Balance Related Care among Primary Care Physicians, Adult Questionnaire:
How often do you assess the following:
Body mass index
- Every well patient visit
- Every visit
- As clinically indicated
- Other interval (specified by respondent)
Primary care physicians include family medicine physicians, general internists, and obstetricians/gynecologists.
Sample weights are used to reflect differential selection probabilities of the three physician specialties, non-response, and undercoverage of the target population.
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