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Table 3 Predicted mean (95% CI) number of primary and secondary care contacts per year, by BMI-category and gender.

From: Body mass index and lifetime healthcare utilization

  Normal weight Overweight Category I obesity Category II/III obesity
Mean number of primary care contacts (95% CI)
 All 3.3 (3.2; 3.4) 3.7 (3.6; 3.8) 4.5 (4.2; 4.7) 6.3 (5.6; 7.1)
 Male 2.9 (2.8; 3.0) 3.2 (3.0; 3.3) 4.0 (3.7; 4.4) 5.9 (5.1; 6.7)
 Female 3.7 (3.6; 3.8) 4.4 (4.2; 4.5) 4.8 (4.5; 5.1) 6.8 (5.6; 8.1)
Mean number of secondary care contacts (95% CI)
 All 1.4 (1.2; 1.5) 1.5 (1.4; 1.7) 1.6 (1.4; 1.9) 2.1 (1.7; 2.5)
 Male 1.2 (1.1; 1.4) 1.4 (1.2; 1.5) 1.6 (1.3; 1.8) 2.2 (1.6; 2.9)
 Female 1.5 (1.3; 1.6) 1.7 (1.5; 1.8) 1.7 (1.4; 1.9) 1.9 (1.5; 2.4)
  1. Estimates were adjusted for age, education marital status, geographic region of residence, smoking status and study period