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Table 3 Participants’ demographic characteristics, family history of diabetes, weight and body mass index, and depressive symptoms

From: Development of a theory-based, peer support intervention to promote weight loss among Latina immigrants

  All Participants (n = 35) Participants with complete data(n=22)
Demographic characteristics N(%) N (%)
 Mean Age (SD) 37.7 (8.3) 36.5 (7.5)
 Education completed   
 Less than High School 27 (77) 16 (73)
 Marital status (%)   
  Married/Living together as married 28 (80) 19 (86)
 Employment (%)   
  Full or part time 18 (51) 12 (55)
 Health Insurance (%) 5 (14) 3 (14)
 Country of origin   
  Mexico 30 (86) 18 (82)
  El Salvador 3 (9) 2 (9)
  Costa Rica 2 (5) 2 (9)
 Mean Years in U.S. (SD) 12.6 (5.8) 12.2 (4.9)
 Mean Years in A.L. (SD) 9.9 (4.8) 10.5 (4.7)
 Self-rated health (%)   
  Excellent/good 17 (49) 11 (50)
  Fair/poor 18 (51) 11 (50)
Family history of diabetes (%) 24(69) 15 (68)
Child birth weight > 9lbs 13 (38) 8 (38)
Anthropometric measures   
 Mean Height (cm; SD) 158.6 (5.8) 159.2 (5.5)
 Mean Weight (kg; SD) 82.9 (13.9) 83.3 (14.5)
 Mean BMI (SD) 32.9 (4.8) 32.7 (4.7)
Told by MD to lose weight 18 (51) 14 (64)
Depressive symptoms (%)   
 No symptoms 13 (37) 5 (23)
 Minimal 16 (46) 13 (59)
 Moderate/severe 6 (17) 4 (18)
  1. Participants (n=22) with complete data for baseline, 8 weeks, and 6-month follow-up.
  2. P < 0.05 for n=35 versus n=22.