Journal of Obesity / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Long-Term Weight Maintenance after a 17-Week Weight Loss Intervention with or without a One-Year Maintenance Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Table 1

Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients by treatment group, data are means (SD) or numbers (%).

Group 1 
Group 2 

Age (years)47.3 (10.5)47.4 (10.1)
Weight (kg)120.6 (23.5)117.8 (22.0)
Height (m)1.69 (0.10)1.69 (0.08)
BMI (kg/m2)42.1 (5.7)41.4 (6.4)
Female71 (72%)71 (71%)
Married/living together60 (72%)56 (78%)
Childhood obesity33 (33%)39 (39%)
Earlier lost >10 kg
 Never22 (22%)28 (28%)
 Once49 (49%)46 (46%)
 Twice or more28 (28%)26 (26%)
Smoking32 (32%)26 (26%)
Basic education
 Primary school30 (31%)25 (25%)
 Comprehensive school43 (44%)55 (55%)
 High school25 (26%)20 (20%)
Professional education
 No12 (13%)12 (12%)
 Vocational courses30 (32%)31 (32%)
 Vocational school17 (18%)21 (22%)
 College29 (31%)24 (25%)
 University7 (7%)9 (9%)
Employed64 (65%)70 (70%)
Diabetes medication11 (11%)22 (22%)
Hypertension medication45 (45%)49 (49%)
Lipid medication12 (12%)14 (14%)
Asthma medication15 (15%)12 (12%)
Psychiatric diagnosis16 (16%)14 (14%)
Sleep apnoea diagnosed6 (6%)18 (18%)
Leisure time exercise twice weekly or more27 (28%)37 (38%)
Eating three meals daily53 (54%)56 (57%)
Choosing low fat food daily44 (45%)46 (47%)
Weighing weekly32 (33%)41 (42%)

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