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Table 4 Change in physiologic and behavioral outcomes at 8 weeks and 6-month follow-up

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

  Baseline(n=22) 8-weeks (n=22) p-value 6-month(n=21) p-value
  Mean(SD) or N(%) Mean(SD) or N(%)   Mean(SD) or N(%)  
Physiologic outcomes
 Weight (kg) 83.3 (14.5) 81.2 (14.0) 0.001 82.2 (14.2) 0.167
 BMI 32.7 (4.7) 31.8 (4.8) <0.001 32.2 (4.9) 0.061
 Lipids (mg/dL)      
  Total cholesterol 202.9 (55.3) 176.1 (52.5) <0.001 195.7 (73.8) 0.328
  LDL 136.2 (45.3) 97.5 (41.1) <0.001 103.1 (52.5) 0.002
  HDL 45.9 (4.1) 46.6 (14.2) 0.524 52.4 (15.5) 0.023
 Fasting glucose (mg/dL) 93.2 (11.2) 99.0 (14.3) 0.007 96.0 (12.4) 0.186
Behavioral outcomes
 Dietary practices 2.45 (0.46) 3.14 (0.44) <0.001 3.09 (0.49) <0.001
 Caloric intake      
  Total kcal 2066.4 (731.9) 1580.6 (372.8) 0.006 1460.8 (366.9) <0.001
  %Fat 31 (6) 28 (10) 0.243 28 (7) 0.155
  %Carbohydrate 53 (8) 53 (9) 0.984 53 (8) 0.614
  %Protein 16 (3) 19 (3) <0.001 19 (4) 0.002
 Moderate/Vigorous PA, minutes (median)      
  Self-report 33.2 (11.8) 80.3 (60.0) 0.004 87.5 (29.3) 0.026
  Accelerometer 12.1 (7.7.1) 14.5 (13.3) 0.464 39.5 (16.8) 0.291
Depressive symptoms (%)    <0.001   <0.001
 No symptoms 5 (23%) 15 (72%)   17 (80%)  
 Minimal 13 (59%) 3 (14%)   2 (10%)  
 Moderate/severe 4 (18%) 3 (14%)   2 (10%)  
  1. Of 26 participants, 22 participants had complete data for baseline, 8-weeks, and 6-month follow-up.
  2. One participant was excluded due to pregnancy at 6-month follow-up.
  3. PA = Physical Activity.