Table 1: Baseline Characteristics.

Overall Primary care Specialist -value for specialist versus primary care

Age, mean (SD), y52.7 (14.3)52.6 (14.6)52.7 (13.6).94
Weight, mean (SD), kg100.6 (25.1)95.8 (20.1)113.6 (31.7) .01
BMI, mean (SD), kg/m236.1 (7.9)34.8 (6.3)39.8 (10.2) .01
Male663 (37)460 (35)203 (41).015
Caucasian1614 (90)1153 (89)461 (95) .01
Employed987 (55)737 (57)250 (51).04
Supplemental health insurance996 (56)715 (55)281 (58).33
Current smoker245 (14)189 (15)56 (12).09
Gout75 (4)45 (4)30 (6).02
Cancer90 (5)63 (5)27 (6).56
Polycystic ovarian syndrome43 (2)24 (2)19 (4).02
Type 2 diabetes436 (24)239 (18)197 (40) .01
Impaired fasting glucose/impaired glucose tolerance183 (10)89 (7)94 (19) .01
Coronary artery disease166 (9)79 (6)87 (18) .01
Congestive heart failure46 (3)21 (2)25 (5) .01
Peripheral arterial disease38 (2)10 (1)28 (6) .01
Stroke49 (3)34 (3)15 (3).60
Arrhythmia73 (4)45 (4)28 (6).04
Dyslipidemia760 (43)518 (40)242 (50) .01
Hypertension853 (48)582 (45)271 (56) .01
Depression395 (22)261 (20)134 (28) .01
Anxiety284 (16)213 (16)71 (15).34
Eating Disorder40 (2)19 (2)21 (4) .01
Osteoarthritis478 (27)289 (22)189 (39) .01
Back Pain526 (29)347 (27)179 (37) .01
Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue88 (5)69 (5)19 (4).21
Gall bladder disease127 (7)72 (6)55 (11) .01
Abnormal liver enzymes60 (3)26 (2)34 (7) .01
Gastrointestinal reflux357 (20)249 (19)108 (22).16
Incontinence111 (6)69 (5)42 (9).01
Sleep apnea146 (8)54 (4)92 (19) .01
Thrombosis/embolism25 (1)13 (1)12 (3).03

Data are expressed as no. (%) unless otherwise noted.
SD: standard deviation; BMI: body mass index.