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Table 9 Patient self-reported frequency of referral received from their GP

From: An Australian general practice based strategy to improve chronic disease prevention, and its impact on patient reported outcomes: evaluation of the preventive evidence into practice cluster randomised controlled trial

  Intervention N (%) (95% CI) Control N (%, 95% CI)
Type of advice/referral Baseline Follow up Baseline Follow up
Healthy eating referral 9 (3.8%; 1.4–6.3) 5 (2.6%; 0.4–4.9) 12 (4.5%; 2.0–7.0) 10 (4.8%; 1.9–7.8)
Physical activity referral 8 (3.3%; 1.0–5.5) 8 (5.1%; 1.7–8.6) 13 (4.6%; 2.2–7.1) 8 (4.6%; 1.5–7.7)
Weight referral 8 (5.1%; 1.7–8.6) 7 (5.5%; 1.5–9.4) 12 (6.7%; 3.1–10.4) 9 (6.8%; 2.5–11.0)
Smoking referral 0 0 2 (8.3%; 0–19.4) 0
Alcohol referral 1 (6.3%; 0–18.1) 1 (1.8%; 0–5.3) 4 (28.65; 4.9–52.2) 1 (2.3%; 0–6.7)
  1. For Tables 8 and 9 patients were those presenting to the GP in the previous 3 months with risk factor present