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Table 3 Sources of GWG information

From: Gestational weight gain information: seeking and sources among pregnant women

Source of GWG information (n = 202) Sources accesseda (n/%) Single most important sourceb (n/%)
Internet 167 (82.7) 64 (32.8)
Books 112 (55.4) 29 (14.9)
Friends 104 (51.5) 9 (4.6)
GP 90 (44.6) 33 (16.9)
Family 87 (43.1) 4 (2.1)
Magazines 74 (36.6) 3 (1.5)
Midwife 58 (28.7) 15 (7.7)
Obstetrician 51 (25.2) 24 (12.3)
Chat/blog 32 (15.8) 2 (1.0)
Brochures 30 (14.9) 3 (1.5)
Dietitian 20 (9.9) 8 (4.1)
Social media 10 (5.0)  
TV/Radio 7 (3.5)  
Other 6 (3.0) 1 (0.5)
Naturopath 2 (1.0)  
Pharmacist 2 (1.0)  
  1. GP, General Practitioner or primary care physician
  2. a Multiple sources allowed
  3. b n = 195 responses