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Table 3 Documentation of clinician communication about use of OTC products for weight control in clinical notes by weight status for 426 adolescent patients (307 females and 119 males) ages 12-17 years (notes = 745, adolescents = 426) a

From: Clinician identification of youth abusing over-the-counter products for weight control in a large U.S. integrated health system

    P-valueb
Weight status c , % (n) Yes No <0.0001
Underweight (notes = 273) 81.3 (222) 18.7 (51)  
Healthy weight (notes = 346) 63.0 (218) 37.0 (128)  
Overweight (notes = 71) 42.3 (30) 57.7 (41)  
Obese (notes = 55) 41.8 (23) 58.2 (32)  
  1. a Data are aggregated from 745 notes over a 29-month observation period from Aug. 1, 2005, through Dec. 31, 2010.
  2. b P-value from Pearson Chi-square test of weight-status group difference.
  3. c Weight status categories defined according to BMI percentile for age and sex as follows: obese: BMI ≥ 95th; overweight: 95th > BMI ≥ 85th; healthy weight: 15th ∩ BMI < 85th; underweight: BMI < 15th.