TABLE 5.

Family History Evaluation*

Family History% Pediatricians (n = 183–192)% PNPs (n = 275–293)% RDs (n = 383–402)
Overweight92.287.093.5
Dyslipidemia76.364.468.9
Hypertension90.689.673.8
Cardiovascular disease89.090.478.2
Gallbladder disease34.435.828.9
Eating disorders in parents44.046.249.9
Diabetes mellitus80.075.682.4
Other endocrine abnormalities50.257.238.8
Recommended evaluation23.624.518.4
  • * Percentage of pediatricians, PNPs, and RDs who responded “most of the time” or “often.” Because of missing responses, n varied somewhat for each question.

  • Percentage of respondents who adhered to all recommended evaluation responses for this part of the patient encounter, as outlined in Table 1.