Table 1

Frequency in providing physical activity advice for specific medical conditions, n (%)

Always

Often

Occasionally

Never

p-value1


Overweight

GP

224 (60)

137 (37)

10 (3)

0

<0.001

PN

165 (79)

43 (21)

2 (1)

0

HV

90 (54)

54 (33)

22 (13)

0


Hypertension

GP

154 (42)

173 (47)

43 (12)

1 (0.3)

<0.001

PN

144 (68)

60 (28)

7 (3)

0

HV

51 (32)

51 (32)

43 (27)

15 (9)


Known ischaemic heart disease

GP

137 (37)

191 (52)

43 (12)

0

<0.001

PN

112 (53)

74 (35)

20 (10)

4 (2)

HV

58 (35)

51 (31)

34 (21)

21 (13)


Diabetes

GP

131 (35)

166 (45)

68 (18)

6 (2)

<0.001

PN

140 (66)

51 (24)

19 (9)

1 (1)

HV

31 (20)

39 (25)

60 (39)

25 (16)


Hypercholesteroleamia

GP

96 (26)

157 (42)

108 (29)

9 (2)

<0.001

PN

113 (54)

73 (35)

23 (11)

1 (1)

HV

46 (30)

40 (26)

45 (29)

25 (16)


Depression

GP

74 (20)

167 (45)

114 (31)

15 (4)

<0.001

PN

39 (19)

85 (41)

70 (34)

14 (7)

HV

74 (44)

61 (36)

28 (17)

5 (3)


Note: GP denotes General Practitioner, PN denotes Practice Nurse and HV denotes Health Visitor

1 from Pearson χ2 test

Douglas et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:138   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-138

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