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Table 4 Frequency of Codes Organized by Themes and Subthemes

From: Understanding the psychosocial impact of weight loss following bariatric surgery: a qualitative study

  Frequency (No.) Frequency, Within Theme (Column %) Frequency, Overall (Column %)
Change in Self-Perception 72 100.0% 47.7%
 I have more confidence 31 43.1% 20.5%
 When I look in the mirror 23 31.9% 15.2%
 I used food to cope 10 13.9% 6.6%
 Other 8 11.1% 5.3%
Change in Perception by Others 41 100.00% 27.2%
 I felt invisible when I was heavy 22 53.66% 14.6%
 You took the easy way out 10 24.39% 6.6%
 Are you new here? 5 12.20% 3.3%
 Other 4 9.76% 2.6%
Relationship Impact 38 100.0% 25.2%
 They’re jealous of me 15 39.5% 9.9%
 They didn’t like the change 12 31.6% 7.9%
 It made my relationship stronger 8 21.1% 5.3%
 Other 3 7.9% 2.0%
Total 151   100.0%
  1. Frequency table was used to guide our descriptive language in the manuscript text: > 50% was considered “Most”; 30–49% “Many”; 10–29% “Some”; < 10% “Few”