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Table 4 Reported proportion of “sometimes-always” being provided with health professional advice relating to healthy eating and physical early and later in pregnancy [percentage (count)]

From: An observational study of nutrition and physical activity behaviours, knowledge, and advice in pregnancy

The health care professionals who have cared for me since I became pregnant.... 16 weeks gestation “sometimes-always” (n=575) 36 weeks gestation “sometimes-always” (n=492)
Ask me about the foods I eat 43 (247) 39 (191)
Encourage me to eat healthy foods 64 (373) 58 (287)
Give advice about the amount of food to eat 29 (169) 21 (104)
Give advice about how to plan and prepare healthy food 16 (95) 13 (65)
Ask me about the physical activity I do 39 (226) 42 (206)
Encourage me to be physically active 47 (273) 50 (243)
Advise me to limit the amount of activity I do 23 (135) 18 (89)
Criticise me for not doing enough physical activity 4 (21) 3 (14)
Offer advice about how to include physical activity in my day 23 (135) 21 (101)