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Table 2 Crude mean (SD) 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 (SD)
 All 3.1 (4.5) 3.4 (4.9) 4.2 (5.8) 6.1 (8.9)
 Male 2.6 (4.3) 2.9 (4.8) 3.8 (6.2) 5.5 (6.2)
 Female 3.4 (4.6) 4.1 (5.0) 4.7 (5.1) 6.7 (10.7)
Mean number of secondary care contacts (SD)
 All 1.4 (4.0) 1.5 (4.4) 1.7 (4.2) 2.0 (3.9)
 Male 1.2 (3.8) 1.6 (3.9) 1.7 (4.8) 1.9 (3.6)
 Female 1.5 (4.1) 1.7 (5.1) 1.7 (3.2) 2.1 (4.1)