Table 3

Comparison between professional groups for dependent variables

Nursery nurses

(n = 8)

Health visitors

(n = 27)

Nurses

(n = 29)

GPs

(n = 52)


Consulted about infant

feeding at least once a week

8 (100%)

27 (100%)

9 (31.1%) a

20 (39.2%)a


Confidence about giving

feeding advice

Very confident

2 (25%)

4 (14.8%)

2 (7.1%) a

4 (7.8%) a

Confident

5 (62%)

23 (85.2%)

11 (39.3%)

27 (52.9%)

Slightly confident

1 (12.5%)

0 (0%)

13 (46.4%)

19 (37.3%)

Not confident

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

2 (7.1%)

1 (2.0%)


Knowledge about risks of

obesity Median (IQR)

5.5 (4.25-6.75)

7 (5-8)

8 (6-9)

9 (8-9)


IQR = Inter Quartile Range a 1 missing value

Redsell et al. BMC Family Practice 2011 12:54   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-54

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