Table 1: Baseline characteristics.

VariableHistory of sexual abuse
( ) mean or . (SD or %)
No history of sexual abuse
( ) mean or . (SD or %)
value

Female sex (%)104 (95.4)337 (86.2)0.008
Mean age (years) 42.2 (9.2)44.1 (9.7)0.08
Weight (kg)129.8 (23.4)132.5 (25.5)0.3
Body mass index (kg/m2)47.8 (8.1)47.9 (8.1)0.8
Health status on visual analog scale53.1 (21.2)58.0 (20.1)0.03

Marital status0.003
 Married/common-law 55 (50.5)234 (59.9)
 Separated/divorced/widowed30 (27.5)54 (13.8)
 Single/never married24 (22.0)103 (26.3)

Employment status0.06
 Full-time60 (55.1)254 (65.0)
 Part-time 13 (11.9)51 (13.0)
 Other136 (33.0)86 (22.0)

Annual household income<0.0001
 Less than $30 00028 (25.7)40 (10.2)
 $30 000–$79 99955 (50.5)170 (43.5)
 $80 000 or greater23 (21.1)164 (41.9)
 Not answered3 (2.8)17 (4.4)

Ethnicity 0.1
 Caucasian96 (88.1)362 (92.6)
Study arm0.07
 Medical50 (45.9)150 (38.4)
 Surgical 23 (21.1)127 (32.5)
 Wait list 36 (33.0)114 (29.2)

Smoking status 0.4
 Current smoker12 (11.0)37 (9.5)
 Former smoker 52 (47.7)164 (41.9)
 Never smoked45 (41.3)190 (48.6)

Hypertension 70 (64.2)258 (66.0)0.7
Dyslipidemia 36 (33.0)130 (33.3)0.9
Diabetes mellitus 41 (37.6)141 (36.1)0.7
Coronary artery disease 2 (1.8)20 (5.1)0.1
Sleep apnea41 (37.6)126 (32.2)0.2
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 10 (9.2)28 (7.2)0.4
Gastroesophageal reflux disease45 (41.3)132 (33.7)0.1
Asthma40 (36.7)86 (22.0)0.002
Osteoarthritis 38 (34.9) 115 (29.4)0.2
Polycystic ovary syndrome21 (19.3)42 (10.7)0.02

Fibromyalgia 13 (11.9)38 (9.7)0.5
Depression91 (83.5)228 (58.3)<0.0001
Bipolar and psychotic illness16 (14.7)13 (3.3)<0.0001
Posttraumatic stress disorder35 (32.1)22 (5.6)<0.0001
Binge eating disorder 44 (40.4)104 (26.6)0.005
Obsessive compulsive disorder15 (13.8)34 (8.7)0.1
Addiction to drugs 10 (9.2)9 (2.3)0.003
Addiction to alcohol 13 (11.9)3 (0.8)<0.0001
Borderline personality disorder 14 (12.8)5 (1.3)<0.0001

Home-maker, short-term disability, long-term disability, unemployed, retired, other (student), and casual/volunteer.