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Table 4 Concordance of initial assessment with CCPGO recommendations

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

Recommendation Surgical programs Non-surgical community-based programs Non-surgical primary health care programs Non-surgical hospital-based programs
1-Measuring body mass index (BMI) 25/25 17/33 40/42 5/7
(100%) * (52%) *, § (95%) § (71%)
2-Measuring waist circumference 13/23 12/33 34/42 3/7
(57%) (36%) § (81%) § (43%)
3-Assessing readiness to change and motivation 18/23 23/33 36/42 5/7
(78%) (70%) (86%) (71%)
4-Clinical evaluation     
Medical history 25/25 18/34 40/42 5/7
(100%) * (53%) *, § (95%) § (71%)
General physical examination 25/25 2/32 21/42 2/7
(100%) *, †, ‡ (6%) *, § (50%) †, § (29%) ‡
Both 25/25 2/32 21/42 1/7
(100%) *, †, ‡ (6%) *, § (50%) †, § (14%) ‡
5-Screening tests     
Plasma glucose level 21/23 2/33 24/39 5/7
(91%) * (6%) *, §, ¶ (62 %) § (71%) ¶
Lipid profile 21/23 2/33 25/39 5/7
(91%) * (6%) *, §, ¶ (64%) § (71%) ¶
Both 20/23 2/33 24/39 5/7
(87%) * (6%) *, §, ¶ (62%) § (71%) ¶
6-Additional investigations     
Liver function 21/23 1/33 18/39 4/7
(91%) *, † (3%) *, §, ¶ (46%) †, § (57%) ¶
Urine analysis 15/24 1/33 13/42 0/7
(63%) *, ‡ (3%) *, § (31%) § (0%) ‡
Sleep quantity/quality 22/24 14/34 30/42 4/7
(92%) * (41%) *, § (71%) § (57%)
All three 13/23 0/33 10/39 0/7
(57%) * (0%) *, § (26%) § (0%)
7-Screening for     
Eating disorders 15/23 6/33 24/42 2/7
(65%) * (18%) *, § (57%) § (29%)
Depression or other psychiatric diseases 15/23 4/33 23/42 2/7
(65%) * (12%) *, § (55%) § (29%)
Both 13/23 3/33 20/42 1/7
(57%) (9%) § (48%) § (14%)
Median score Out of 7 criteria 5 2 4 3
* *, § §  
  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.
  6. ¶ Significant difference between community-based programs and hospital-based programs.