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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the participants from the feasibility study (N = 38)

From: Case management via telephone counseling and SMS for weight maintenance in adolescent obesity: study concept of the TeAM program

  Mean ± SD or N (%)
  Intervention I Intervention II Control group Feasibility study in total (Σ)
Number of participants 12 (31.6%) 13 (34.2%) 13 (34.2%) 38 (100%)
Number of females 8 (66.7%) 9 (67.2%) 7 (53.9%) 24 (63.2%)
Age [years] 15.26 ± 0.93 16.22 ± 1.46 15.92 ± 1.15 15.82 ± 1.24
Duration of in-patient treatment [days]* 36.09 ± 9.85 41.67 ± 8.39 31.00 ± 7.20 36.00 ± 9.39
Weight loss [BMI-SDS]* 0.35 ± 0.17 0.30 ± 0.11 0.30 ± 0.12 0.32 ± 0.13
BMI [kg/m2]* 30.82 ± 3.61 33.75 ± 6.14 31.11 ± 2.71 31.93 ± 4.50
BMI-SDS* 2.34 ± 0.55 2.69 ± 0.76 2.41 ± 0.38 2.48 ± 0.59
Persons with co-morbidities* 10 (28.6%) 10 (28.6%) 8 (22.9%) 28 (80.0%)
Aspired school level certificate:     
Less than O-level 2 (16.7%) 1 (07.7%) 3 (23.1%) 6 (15.8%)
O-level 8 (66.7%) 10 (76.9%) 8 (61.5%) 26 (68.4%)
A-level 2 (16.7%) 2 (15.4%) 2 (15.4%) 6 (15.8%)
Single parenthood 3 (25.0%) 5 (38.5%) 2 (15.4%) 10 (26.3%)
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD or as numbers (%). *Medical baseline data is available for 35 participants.