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Table 2 Practices of physicians in the management of patients with obesity and PCOS

From: Obesity management in polycystic ovary syndrome: disparity in knowledge between obstetrician-gynecologists and reproductive endocrinologists in China

  Overall (n = 1318) Repro-Endo (n = 187) OB-Gyn (n = 1131) P-value
Commonly used diagnostic criterion for obesity
 BMI (WHO criteria) 353 (26.7) 29 (15.5) 324 (28.6) <.001
 BMI (Chinese criteria) 785 (59.6) 121 (64.7) 664 (58.7) NS
 BMI (Asian criteria) 164 (12.4) 32 (17.1) 132 (11.7) .037
 Measure waistline 16 (1.3) 5 (2.7) 12 (1.1) NS
Inquiry about family history of diabetes
 Yes 1261 (95.7) 180 (96.3) 1081 (95.6) NS
Inquiry about family history of cardiovascular disease
 Yes 882 (66.9) 131 (70.1) 751 (66.4) NS
Inquiry about family history of PCOS
 Yes 1179 (89.5) 168 (89.8) 1011 (89.4) NS
Inquiry about symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems
 Yes 336 (25.5) 105 (56.1) 231 (20.4) <.001
  1. Abbreviations: Repro-Endo Reproductive endocrinologist, OB-Gyn Obstetrician-gynecologists, PCOS polycystic ovary syndrome, BMI Body mass index, WHO World Health Organization, NS No significant