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Table 2 Physical activity referral rates by referring health practitioners

From: Physical activity referrals in Swedish primary health care – prescriber and patient characteristics, reasons for prescriptions, and prescribed activities

  Prescriptions n (%) Professional-PARs rate (%)
  2004 2005 2004 2005
Physician 1238 (38.1) 904 (31.5) 0.6 0.5
Nurse 1022 (31.4) 814 (28.4) 0.9 0.7
Physiotherapist 504 (15.5) 610 (21.3) 14.6 22.1
Occupational therapist 53 (1.6) 31 (1.1) 0.6 0.7
Dietician 129 (4.0) 168 (5.9) 3.9 4.6
Behavioural scientist 62 (1.9) 36 (1.3) 10.5 15.6
Other 245 (7.5) 303 (10.5) 1.3 1.3
Total 3253 (100) 2866 (100) - -
  1. Note: The profession- PAR- rate is a ratio expressing the number of PARs issued by different professional categories in one year divided by the number of unique individuals that visit each category group each year.