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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics for participants who were included in aim 1 (N = 669) and aim 2 (N = 575) at their first Challenge registration

From: Weight loss and weight gain among participants in a community-based weight loss Challenge

  Aim 1, N = 669 Aim 2, N = 575
Variable Men (n = 154) Women (n = 515) Men (n = 131) Women (n = 444)
Age > 40 years, n(%) 70 (45.5) 240 (46.6) 59 (45.0) 212 (47.8)
Hispanic, n(%)a 120 (87.6) 451 (95.6) 104 (86.7) 395 (95.8)
Spanish language, n(%) 16 (10.4) 116 (22.5) 14 (10.7) 95 (21.4)
BMI, kg/m2, mean (SD) 35.6 (6.8) 34.4 (7.2) 35.8 (7.1) 34.4 (7.1)
Waist circumference, inches, mean (SD)b 45.7 (6.0) 42.2 (9.6) 45.8 (6.2) 42.4 (10.0)
Waist to hip ratio, mean (SD)b 0.98 (0.06) 0.91 (0.14) 0.99 (0.06) 0.91 (0.15)
Weight, lbs., mean (SD) 235.1 (48.8) 189.9 (43.6) 236.2 (48.9) 190.3 (43.4)
  1. amissing n = 60 for aim 1, n = 43 for aim 2
  2. bmissing n = 132 for aim 1, n = 116 for aim 2
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