Physician Health: How Do Gastroenterologists Compare to Other Specialties?

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found that 35 percent of Americans are obese, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologists Lifestyle Report 2014. How do physicians compare to the national average?

Here are 26 statistics on the percentage of physicians who are overweight to obese by specialty.

•    Gastroenterology: 46 percent
•    General surgery: 49 percent
•    Family medicine: 48 percent
•    Critical care: 46 percent
•    Pulmonary medicine: 46 percent
•    OB/GYN and women's health: 45 percent
•    Orthopedics: 44percent
•    Anesthesiology: 43 percent
•    Cardiology: 43 percent
•    Internal medicine: 43 percent
•    Emergency medicine: 42 percent
•    Urology: 41 percent
•    Psychiatry and mental health: 40 percent
•    Neurology: 38 percent
•    HIV/infectious diseases: 38 percent
•    Pathology: 37 percent
•    Oncology: 37 percent
•    Radiology: 36 percent
•    Pediatrics: 36 percent
•    Nephrology: 36 percent
•    Rheumatology: 34 percent
•    Diabetes and endocrinology: 32 percent
•    Allergy and clinical immunology: 31 percent
•    Plastic surgery: 31 percent
•    Ophthalmology: 28 percent
•    Dermatology: 23 percent

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