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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of patients opting for non-surgical and surgical obesity treatment (N = 562)

From: A comparison of behavioral and psychological characteristics of patients opting for surgical and conservative treatment for morbid obesity

   Non-surgical Bariatric surgery  
n (%) n (%) P
Number of subjects   261 301  
Women   183 (70.1) 238 (79.1) <0.05
Men   78 (29.9) 63 (20.4)
Have a partner/ married   166 (64.6) 193 (65.7) 0.80
Education
 < 10 years   45 (17.4) 64 (21.7)  
 10–12 years   118 (45.7) 145 (49.2)  
 > 12 years   95 (36.8) 86 (29.2) 0.13
  Range Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Age (years) 20–73 46.2 (10.8) 43.8 (9.6) <0.01
Weight (kg) 86–222 123.6 (1.2) 130.3 (1.1) <0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 31–70 41.9 (5.4) 45.0 (6.0) <0.001
  1. Note: Group differences tested by Chi-square and independent-samples t-test