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Table 3 Use of Body Mass Index (BMI) as an inclusion criterion by programs

From: Weight management in Canada: an environmental scan of health services for adults with obesity

BMI (kg/m2) values accepted Surgical programs *, †, ‡ Non-surgical community-based programs *, § Non-surgical primary health care programs †, § Non-surgical hospital-based programs ‡
Not a criteria 0/26 20/34 12/42 1/7
  (0%) (59%) (29%) (14%)
< 25 0/26 2/34 0/42 0/7
  (0%) (6%) (0%) (0%)
25-29.9 0/26 9/34 24/42 4/7
  (0%) (26%) (57%) (57%)
30-34.9 0/26 1/34 3/42 1/7
  (0%) (3%) (7%) (14%)
≥35 2/26 1/34 1/42 0/7
  (8%) (3%) (2%) (0%)
>30 or >27 with comorbidities 0/26 0/34 2/42 0/7
  (0%) (0%) (5%) (0%)
>35 or >30 with comorbidities 3/26 0/34 0/42 0/7
  (12%) (0%) (0%) (0%)
>40 or >35 with comorbidities 21/26 0/34 0/42 1/7
  (81%) (0%) (0%) (14%)
Other (require Dr approval) 0/26 1/34 0/42 0/7
  (0%) (3%) (0%) (0%)
  1. Note: Data are expressed as number (%).
  2. * Significant difference between surgical programs and community-based programs.
  3. † Significant difference between surgical programs and primary health care programs.
  4. ‡ Significant difference between surgical programs and hospital-based programs.
  5. § Significant difference between community-based programs and primary health care programs.