Table 1: Descriptive characteristics of all participants at baseline.

InterventionControlP

n4555
Age (years)44.5 (1.4)47.7 (1.1).065
Female93.3%89.1%.461
Hispanic ethnicity2.2%0%.266

Race
 American/Alaskan native0.0%5.5%
 Black/African American8.9%5.5%
 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander2.2%0.0%.373
 White84.4%87.3%
 Multiracial2.2%1.8%
 Unknown or unspecified2.2%0.0%
Non-Hispanic White84.4%87.3%.685

Marital status
 Never married15.6%12.7%
 Married, living with partner71.1%67.3%.576
 Divorced13.3%16.4%
 Widowed0.0%3.6%

Education level
 High school diploma or GED4.4%3.6%
 Technical or associate’s28.9%25.5%
 Some college26.7%18.2%.688
 Bachelor’s degree26.7%40.0%
 Graduate degree13.3%12.7%

Annual household income
 15,000–29,9990.0%1.9%
 30,000–44,99920.0%13.0%
 45,000–59,99913.3%13.0%.873
 60,000–74,99913.3%16.7%
 75,000–89,99920.0%22.2%
 90,000+33.3%33.3%

Measured weight (lbs)238.7 (5.7)227.0 (4.4).102
Body mass index (kg/m2)39.2 (0.9)37.6 (0.6).152
Self-reported weight (lbs)237.3 (5.7)224.7 (4.3).078
Ideal weight (lbs)154.3 (3.1)154.0 (2.7).943
Ever dieted to lose weight (yes)100%94.6%.112
Weight loss program participation in last 2 years (yes)37.8%56.4%.064

Values are reported as mean ± standard error or frequency (% of column total).