TABLE 1.

Primary Care Provider Practices in the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Obesity

Incidence, %
Children Meeting Study Definition of Obesity (N = 244)Obese Children Identified as Obese by Provider (N = 129)Obese Children Not Identified as Obese by Provider (N = 115)
Evaluation
    Diet history698156
    Activity history15272
    Obesity noted in examination396410
    Obesity noted in assessment531000
Management
    Dietary counseling40716
    Increased activity advised17330
    Decreased television viewing advised350
    Referral to nutritionist12220
    Laboratory studies7130
    Close follow-up monitoring advised668348