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Table 2 Reading grade level estimates and descriptive data of included resources

From: Readability and content analysis of lifestyle education resources for weight management in Australian general practice

No. Title Flesch reading ease FKGLa Fry Readability SMOGb Grade Average Standard deviation Type of publisher Year published
1 Body weight and cancer risk 7.0 8.6 9.0 10.6 8.8 1.5 Not-for-profit 2014
2 Physical Activity 10.0 11.2 14.0 12.9 12.0 1.8 Not-for-profit 2014
3 Want to get more life out of life? You can do something positived 8.0 9.3 12.0 10.1 9.9 1.7 Government 2010
4 Eat for health 7.0 6.6 7.0 9.6 7.6 1.4 Not-for-profit NAc
5 Move your body 8.5 7.8 9.0 10.9 9.1 1.3 Not-for-profit NA
6 Stay in shape 7.0 7.0 7.0 10.1 7.8 1.6 Not-for-profit NA
7 Why be active? 11.0 11.0 11.0 13.3 11.6 1.2 Not-for-profit NA
8 Very low calorie diets: What you need to knowe 8.0 9.2 15.0 12.4 11.2 3.2 Commercial NA
9 Lifestyle choices for better health 11.0 10.5 10.0 13.2 11.2 1.4 Not-for-profit 2012
10 Medically supervised weight-loss programf 7.71 7.0 9.1 9.9 8.4 1.3 Commercial NA
11 Healthy eating 12.0 12.8 9.0 14.4 12.1 2.3 Commercial 2005
12 Healthy takeaways 7.0 7.8 8.0 11.1 8.5 1.8 Commercial 2005
13 High protein diets 9.0 8.7 11.0 11.2 10.0 1.3 Commercial 2004
14 Reading food labels 8.5 9.7 4.0 13.2 8.9 3.8 Commercial 2005
15 The facts on fat 8.0 9.3 9.0 12.6 9.7 2.0 Commercial 2005
16 Weight control 7.0 8.2 7.0 11.7 8.5 2.2 Commercial 2005
17 Achieving an adequate diet 8.0 9.1 12.0 11.5 10.2 1.9 Commercial 2009
18 Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight 7.0 6.7 7.0 9.6 7.6 1.4 Commercial 2008
19 Dietary guidelines for healthy eating 8.0 8.5 10.0 11.4 9.5 1.5 Commercial 2009
20 Exercise: easing into it 8.0 8.6 9.0 11.6 9.3 1.6 Commercial 2006
21 Heart disease reduce the risk 7.0 5.9 8.0 9.0 7.5 1.3 Commercial 2009
22 Obesity Q and A 9.0 7.2 8.0 10.1 8.6 1.3 Commercial 2010
23 Physical activity and exercise: getting started 12.0 9.6 14.0 12.0 11.9 1.8 Commercial 2009
  1. a FKGL flesch-kincaid grade level
  2. b SMOG simplified measure of gobbledygook
  3. c NA not available
  4. dThis resource was available in English and in Arabic. It has been discontinued from publication
  5. eThis resource is an advertisement for a meal replacement product as part of a very low calorie diet
  6. fThis is a series of educational resources as part of Professor Trim’s medically supervised weight-loss program