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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients by treatment time and weight loss status

From: Predictors of early attrition and successful weight loss in patients attending an obesity management program

Participant characteristics Single visit <6 months ≥6 months
  No weight Loss WL < 5 % WL ≥ 5 % WL < 5 % WL ≥ 5 %
N = 8196 2779 1990 370 1815 1242
Female, % 76.2cde 77.2cde 72.7ab 71.7ab 72.7ab
Age, years 45.9 (13.0)bcde 48.1 (12.9)acde 49.2 (12.6)abde 52.2 (12.7)abce 54.4 (12.5)abcd
Initial Weight, kg 112.6 (25.0) 110.6 (23.9)e 112.3 (24.6) 112.7 (27.0) 114.7 (25.5)b
Weight change, % - 1.0 (2.3)cde 8.8 (7.6)bde −0.23 (4.2)bce 12.8 (9.1)bcd
Initial BMI, kg/m2 40.3 (7.6)e 39.8 (7.2)e 39.9 (7.8) 40.5 (8.2) 41.2 (7.9)ab
Final BMI, kg/m2 - 39.4 (7.2)cde 36.7 (6.6)bd 40.6 (8.4)bce 36.6 (7.2)bd
< High school 40.3bd 36.4a 36.7 36.6a 39.4
Ethnicity  
White, % 83.8ce 85.0ce 89.3abd 82.7ce 89.8abd
Asian, % 3.4e 2.1ce 2.4ad 3.2ce 1.3abd
Black, % 2.5 2.9 2.8 3.2e 1.6cd
Other, % 10.2ce 10.0ce 5.5abd 10.9ce 7.3acd
Current smokers, % 20.5bcde 14.8ade 12.7a 10.6ab 10.1ab
Treatment time, mos - 3.1 (1.0)de 3.6 (1.1)de 19.5 (15.9)bc 19.9 (15.2)bc
Baseline comorbidities
CVD, % 5.5 3.8 3.4d 6.7c 4.2
Hypertension, % 32.7c 35.3cd 38.6abd 34.1bc 35.6
Depression, % 16.5bcde 9.2ace 3.4abd 7.6ac 4.5ab
Type 2 diabetes, % 25.8bde 21.2acde 26.1bde 29.1abc 30.8abc
Fatty liver, % 14.8bcde 24.9ade 25.0ad 20.6abc 22.7a
Cancer, % 4.8de 5.6e 3.4d 1.9ac 2.1ab
  1. WL weight loss, BMI Body Mass Index, CVD Cardiovascular disease, CVD heart attack, heart failure, thrombosis, stroke, hyperlipidemia
  2. Bonferroni correction used for multiple comparisons
  3. Values are in mean (SD) or prevalence (%) where indicated
  4. asignificantly different from single visit (P < 0.05)
  5. bsignificantly different from <6 months with WL <5 % (P < 0.05)
  6. csignificantly different from <6 months with WL ≥5 % (P < 0.05)
  7. dsignificantly different from ≥ 6 months with WL <5 % (P < 0.05)
  8. esignificantly different from ≥ 6 months with WL ≥5 % (P < 0.05)