Table 4. Probability of Physician Report of a Weight-Related Discussion That Was Not Verified by the Audio Recording
VariableOdds Ratio (95% CI)P Value
Patient BMI
    Obese1.61 (0.87–3.01).14
    Overweight1.00
Physician comfortable discussing weight
    Mostly to not at all4.50 (1.88–10.75)<.001
    Very comfortable1.00
Race concordance
    Black patient and white physician0.30 (0.13–0.69).005
    White patient and white physician1.00
    White patient and black physician0.27 (0.01–6.98).43
    White patient and white physician1.00
    Black patient and black physician2.03 (0.36–12.62).45
    White patient and white physician1.00
Time spent with patients (minutes)
    One-unit increase1.06 (1.00–1.11).053
  • Sex was not significant at the univariate level (P > .50) and was not included in the model.

  • BMI, body mass index; CI, confidence interval.