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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of program participants*

From: Factors associated with participant retention in a clinical, intensive, behavioral weight management program

  Total N = 270
Age (years) 49 ± 8
Sex  
  Male 130 (48%)
  Female 140 (52%)
Race/ethnicity  
  NonHispanic White 229 (85%)
  Other 41 (15%)
Marital status (missing = 2)  
  Married or life partner 237 (88%)
  Other 31 (12%)
Education (missing = 2)  
  High school or less 9 (3%)
  Some college 48 (18%)
  College graduate 116 (43%)
  Professional degree 95 (35%)
Employment (missing = 5)  
  Employed 214 (81%)
  Retired/keeping house/other 51 (19%)
Insurance group  
  Healthy Blue Living (HBL) 259 (96%)
  Other 11 (4%)
Distance from home to clinic (km) (missing = 2) 35 ± 18
Body mass index (kg/m 2 ) 41 ± 5
Comorbidities (missing = 2)  
  Diabetes 78 (29%)
  Hypertension 142 (53%)
  Dyslipidemia 136 (50%)
  Obstructive sleep apnea 93 (34%)
  Osteoarthritis 80 (30%)
  Depression 57 (21%)
EQ-5D (missing = 3) 0.84 ± 0.13
  Mobility problems 68 (25%)
  Self-care problems 7 (3%)
  Usual activities problems 64 (24%)
  Pain problems 174 (65%)
  Anxiety/depression problems 86 (32%)
IWQOL-lite** (missing = 3) 68 ± 18
IDS-SR*** (missing = 65) 14 ± 9
  1. *Results are expressed as mean ± standard deviation or number (%).
  2. **Impact of Weight on Quality-of-Life-Lite.
  3. ***Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self Report.