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Table 2 Participant retention over time (n = 270)

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

  Retained Withdrew*
At 3 months 244 (90%) 26 (10%)
At 6 months 223 (83%) 47 (17%)
At 12 months 181 (67%) 89 (33%)
At 18 months 149 (55%) 121 (45%)
At 24 months 137 (51%) 133 (49%)
Mean number of program visits attended 21 ± 2 10 ± 5
  1. *Withdrawal defined as no visits on or after the month specified.