Table 5

Health service utilization according to BMI

=<24.9

p*

25–29.9

p*

=>30


Mean

SD

Mean

SD

Mean

SD


Contacts to GPs

5.56

9.73

0.059

4.46

5.73

0.051

5.43

7.81

Contacts to Orthopeadics

1.51

2.78

0.049

1.70

2.95

0.001

2.26

4.72

Use of complementary and alternative medicine

0.69

4.99

0.567

0.23

1.47

0.098

0.06

0.66

Use of Physiotherapy

5.36

8.82

0.478

6.97

12.75

0.081

7.78

13.06

Performed x-rays

0.62

3.02

0.003

0.83

3.67

0.002

1.01

4.10


* by means of ANCOVA, adjusted for age, disease duration, Kellgren and Lawrence-score and number of comorbidities for comparing normal vs. overweight and overweight vs. obese

Rosemann et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:4   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-4

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