Table 1.

Characteristics of Patient and Physician Samples

Patients (n = 143) (Mean ± SD)Physicians (n = 108) (Mean ± SD)
Weight (kg)
    Women99.3 ± 22.468.0 ± 16.5
    Men118.3 ± 27.082.6 ± 14.8
BMI (kg/m2)36.9 ± 7.425.4 ± 4.2
Age (years)46.8 ± 12.548.8 ± 8.5
Years in practiceNA18.3 ± 9.6
n (%)n (%)
Female128 (89.5)26 (24.1)
Married88 (62.4)NA
White91 (64.5)NA
College graduate76 (58.9)NA
Family or internal medicineNA82 (76.0)
Predominantly outpatient careNA94 (87.0)
  • BMI, body mass index.