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Table 2 Participant age, race, ethnicity, education, occupation, MOVE! attendance, and weight loss interest/practice

From: Military service and other socioecological factors influencing weight and health behavior change in overweight and obese Veterans: a qualitative study to inform intervention development within primary care at the United States Veterans Health Administration

  Male n = 34 Female n = 20 Total n = 54
Average Age (years) 61 51 58
Race n (%) n (%) n (%)
 White 13 (38) 4 (20) 17 (32)
 Black 15 (44) 10 (50) 25 (46)
 Asian 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 American Indian 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Othera 6 (18) 6 (30) 12 (22)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic/Latino 11 (55) 2 (6) 13 (24)
Education Completed
 Less than HS 2 (6) 0 (0) 2 (4)
 HS/GED 9 (26) 3 (15) 12 (22)
 College 16 (47) 11 (55) 27 (50)
 Graduate 7 (21) 6 (30) 13 (24)
Occupation
 Student 2 (6) 1 (5) 3 (6)
 Employed 8 (24) 7 (35) 15 (28)
 Unemployed 5 (15) 7 (35) 12 (22)
 Retired 15 (44) 3 (15) 18 (33)
 Otherb 4 (12) 2 (10) 6 (11)
Attended ≥ 1 MOVE! session 11 (32) 10 (50) 21 (39)
Interested in Losing Weight 30 (88) 19 (95) 49 (91)
Actively trying to lose/maintain weight 23 (68) 15 (75) 38 (70)
  1. aSelf-reported as biracial or of mixed races, or Hispanic/Latino
  2. bSelf-reported as disabled, self-employed, or part-time