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Table 2 Patient- and facility-level correlates of MOVE! utilization among obese patients treated in the veterans health administration in fiscal year 2010

From: MOVE: weight management program across the veterans health administration: patient- and facility-level predictors of utilization

Patient-level correlates
Total unique patients No MOVE! use 1+ MOVE! visits
(N = 2,054,367) 1,964,129 (95.61%) 90,238 (4.39%)
Age (ref.: <40 years old)   
 40–49*** 9.83% 14.15%
 50–59*** 19.71% 28.28%
 60–69*** 34.40% 41.51%
 70–79*** 19.03% 6.54%
 80 + *** 9.38% 1.10%
BMI (ref.: Overwt [<30 BMI])   
 Class I (30–34 BMI)*** 44.43% 35.62%
 Class II (35–39 BMI)*** 17.14% 26.93%
 Class III (40+ BMI)*** 8.11% 22.98%
Gender   
 Female*** 5.86% 11.91%
Marital status   
 Married*** 60.14% 52.34%
Minority status 298,495 total missing  
 Minority*** 24.93% 32.58%
Home instability   
 Yes*** 2.12% 5.76%
Geographic location (ref.: Highly Rural) 12,935 total missing  
 Rural 11.43% 8.39%
 Urban** 88.30% 91.27%
Outpatient copay   
 Yes*** 0.18% 0.23%
Obesity comorbidity   
 Yes* 88.55% 90.44%
Psychiatric Dx   
 Yes*** 20.83% 36.56%
Obesity–related care   
 Yes*** 16.43% 87.03%
Facility-level correlates
Total facility rates (percentage) Patient’s with No MOVE! use Patient’s with 1+ MOVE! visits
Male gender [mean (sd)] 93.84 (01.90) 93.87 (01.80)
Minority status*** [mean (sd)] 25.22 (18.41) 24.26 (16.86)
Home instability*** [mean (sd)] 02.26 (01.56) 02.51 (01.80)
Outpatient copay [mean (sd)] 00.18 (0.09) 00.17 (00.09)
Rural location* [mean (sd)] 11.30 (21.16) 09.66 (18.86)
BMI [mean (sd)] 32.78 (0.47) 32.80 (0.39)
Obesity comorbidity** [mean (sd)] 88.65 (02.67) 88.32 (02.57)
Psychiatric Dx [mean (sd)] 21.52 (04.07) 21.44 (03.93)
Obesogenic drugs *** [mean (sd)] 17.93 (03.10) 17.50 (02.77)
Obesity comorbidity** [mean (sd)] 88.65 (02.67) 88.32 (02.57)
  1. Note: *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001 in single-predictor, mixed-effects regression models with a random effect for VA facility. For categorical variables, significant differences are between the indicated group and the reference group.