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Table 2 Preferences as ranked by respondents in getting consultation help for weight reduction (n = 730)

From: Perceptions of the Malaysian general public on community pharmacy-based weight management services

Rank Frequency (%)
Dieticians Doctors Pharmacists Nurses Fitness Instructors Slimming Center Staff
1 275 (37.7) 95 (13) 62 (8.5) 2 (0.3) 218 (29.9) 52 (7.1)
2 178 (24.4) 142 (19.5) 139 (19.0) 21 (2.9) 171 (23.4) 113 (15.5)
3 118 (16.2) 250 (34.2) 147 (20.1) 30 (4.1) 99 (13.6) 112 (15.3)
4 93 (12.7) 140 (19.2) 174 (23.8) 120 (16.4) 90 (12.3) 119 (16.3)
5 53 (7.3) 83 (11.4) 194 (26.6) 117 (16.0) 123 (16.8) 144 (19.7)
6 12 (1.6) 18 (2.5) 13 (1.8) 439 (60.1) 28 (3.8) 189 (25.9)
  1. Note: Rank (1 – Most preferred and 6 – Least preferred)