TABLE 1.

Child and Clinician Characteristics Associated With a Diagnosis of Obesity at WCVs (N = 3514 Visits): NAMC and NHAMC Surveys, 1997–2000

WCVs Without Obesity Diagnosis (N = 3465), %WCVs With Obesity Diagnosis (N = 49), %P
Age group, y.02
    2–54122
    6–1126.867.7
    12–1832.210.3
Gender.11
    Male48.567.3
    Female51.532.7
Race.19
    White77.651.9
    Black18.232.5
    Other4.215.6
Ethnicity.10
    Hispanic17.453.6
    Non-Hispanic82.646.4
Insurance.78
    Private67.667.8
    Medicaid18.222.6
    Other6.75.9
    Self-pay7.53.7
Physician specialty.01
    General practice/ family physician25.53.2
    Pediatrics69.496.8
    Other5.10
Clinician type.51
    Physician97.496
    Midlevel provider2.64
  • Proportions are weighted to be nationally representative data.