Table 2

Weighted prevalencea of risk, preventive care delivery and acceptability, 2009–10, NSW, Australia
Variables n (%)
Prevalence of risks (N = 1284)
  Smoking 170 (13.3)
  Fruit or vegetable under consumption (N = 1282) 1032 (80.5)
  Alcohol overconsumption 285 (22.2)
  Physical inactivity 363 (28.3)
Number of risks (N = 1282)
  0 159 (12.4)
  1 572 (44.6)
  2 396 (30.9)
  3 136 (10.6)
  4 20 (1.5)
Prevalence of preventive care delivery
Assessment (N = 1284)
  Smoking 769 (59.9)
  Fruit and vegetable under consumption 347 (27.0)
  Alcohol overconsumption 626 (48.7)
  Physical inactivity 549 (42.8)
  All risks 207 (16.1)
Brief advice (for ‘at risk’ clients)
  Smoking (N = 170) 105 (61.7)
  Fruit or vegetable under consumption (N = 1032) 207 (20.0)
  Alcohol overconsumption (N = 285) 88 (30.8)
  Physical inactivity (N = 363) 138 (38.0)
  All applicable risks (N = 1123) 182 (16.2)
Offered to arrange referral (for ‘at risk’ clients)
  Smoking (to Quitline; N = 170) 8 (4.5)
  Fruit or vegetable under consumption (to Get Healthy; N = 1032) 9 (0.9)
  Alcohol overconsumption (to GP/AMS; N = 285) 4 (1.5)
  Physical inactivity (to Get Healthy; N = 363) 4 (1.2)
  All applicable risks (N = 1123) 7 (0.6)
  Offered to send a summary of risks to GP/AMS (N = 1123) 171 (15.2)

  Offered to arrange referral for all applicable risks, or offered to

send a summary of risks to GP/AMS (N = 1123)

174 (15.5)
Agreed preventive care acceptable
Assessment
  Smoking (N = 1284) 1223 (95.3)
  Fruit and vegetable under consumption (N = 1282) 1134 (88.4)
  Alcohol overconsumption (N = 1283) 1194 (93.1)
  Physical inactivity (N = 1284) 1196 (93.1)
  All risks (N = 1282) 1063 (82.9)
Brief advice (for ‘at risk’ clients)
  Smoking (N = 170) 151 (88.7)
  Fruit or vegetable under consumption (N = 1032) 891 (86.3)
  Alcohol overconsumption (N = 283) 252 (89.0)
  Physical inactivity (N = 363) 323 (88.9)
  All applicable risks (N = 1123) 932 (83.0)
Offered to have a referral arranged (for ‘at risk’ clients)
  Smoking (N = 170) 145 (85.3)
  Fruit or vegetable under consumption (N = 1032) 814 (78.9)
  Alcohol overconsumption (N = 283) 236 (83.3)
  Physical inactivity (N = 363) 307 (84.5)
  All applicable risks (N = 1123) 854 (76.0)

aNumbers may not add to total due to weighting.

McElwaine et al.

McElwaine et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:167   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-167

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