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Table 2 Physician diet and exercise counseling by presence or absence of weight gain documentation

From: Physician counseling of young adults with rapid weight gain: a retrospective cohort study

Counseling category [n (%)] Total
(n = 90)
Documentation of weight gain*
(n = 9)
No documentation of weight gain
(n = 81)
P value
Weight specific counseling 5 (6%) 3 (33%) 2 (2%) 0.002
General diet and exercise counseling 32 (36%) 4 (44%) 28 (34%)  
No active counseling 53 (59%) 2 (22%) 51 (63%)  
  1. * This category includes individuals with documentation of weight gain as an encounter diagnosis (n = 3) or documentation within the note text (n = 6).
  2. P value was computed using Fisher's Exact test to evaluate the association between diagnosis of weight gain and counseling category.
  3. Of note, the two individuals categorized in this cell had BMIs of 18-19 at the time of weight gain diagnosis.