Obesity toll: 1.1 million doctor visits annually
#Cosmoread: American adults, according to a new government report Obesity in the same year, 11 million viewers to the doctor can make.
Researchers in the United States in 2012, doctor’s office visits analyzed information on the viewer’s position that the reason for the trip was listed among doctors focusing on obesity.
The researchers found that for every 1,000 Americans age 20 and over, there were 49 of that year for obesity Doctor Visits. About 11 million viewers, or the doctor’s office visits in 2012, including visits by pregnant or postpartum women not translated to 2 percent, the researchers said.
Doctors diet, nutrition, exercise and weight loss were more likely to offer information on the patients, when compared with other diagnostic scheduled visits occurred because of their obesity, the report said. However, such general health education that was one-third of visits for obesity, diet and nutrition, only about education, while 26 percent weight loss education, and 24 percent of physical education includes data showed.
“The audience for this type of education on obesity was offered relatively more often, at least one-half of those trips where it was offered on [other than for diagnosis audience],” Francis McCarty, report co-author and for disease control and prevention National center for health Statistics, a researcher at the center.
“This finding, diet and nutrition, exercise, and weight loss related to health-education services in health care settings can inform efforts, especially when obesity is a listed diagnosis,” McCarty told Live Science in an email.
For 2020, the government’s public health goals of doctor’s visits for obesity weight loss, nutrition or exercise counseling or education to include percentage increases.
The study also found that obese women were common among visitors to 1,000 men per 1,000 women, compared to 37 live with 60 per visit were to obesity.
Such as high blood pressure or diabetes – – Almost three quarters of visits for obesity and chronic condition also listed as a reason for the trip, the researchers said.