Journal of Obesity / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Receptivity to Bariatric Surgery in Qualified Patients

Table 2

Reasons respondents cited for being interested or not interested in bariatric surgery.

Interested in bariatric surgery ()⁢Not interested in bariatric surgery ()

Health benefits, %82 (94.3)Fear of other complications from surgery, %145 (51.1)
Greater weight loss, %78 (89.7)Do not need surgery to lose weight, %91 (32.0)
Improve mobility, %74 (85.1)Fear of dying, %70 (24.6)
Aesthetics appearance, %44 (50.6)Fear of surgery in general, %68 (23.9)
Diabetes management, %26 (29.9)Cost, %58 (20.4)
Pain, %39 (13.7)
Do not believe it will work, %22 (7.7)
Fear of judgment, %9 (3.2)
Religious or cultural reasons, %2 (0.7)

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