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Table 1 Participant Demographics

From: A technology-assisted health coaching intervention vs. enhanced usual care for Primary Care-Based Obesity Treatment: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristics   GEM (n = 21) Mean ± SD or n (%) EUC (n = 22) Mean ± SD or n (%)
Age (years)   53 ± 10 56 ± 11
BMI (kg/m2)   31 ± 3 33 ± 6
Gender Male 16 (76%) 13 (59%)
Race/Ethnicitya    
  Black or African American 11 (52%) 11 (50%)
  White or Caucasian 4 (19%) 4 (18%)
  Asian 2 (10%) 0 (0%)
  American Indian or Alaskan Native 1 (5%) 0 (0%)
  Hispanic 3 (14%) 6 (27%)
  Other 0 (0%) 1 (5%)
Annual Household Income    
  Less than $24,999 4 (19%) 8 (36%)
  $25,000 to $49,999 6 (29%) 7 (32%)
  $50,000 to $99,000 8 (38%) 6 (27%)
  $100,000 or more 3 (14%) 1 (5%)
Medical conditionsb    
  Hyperlipidemia 29% 27%
  Hypertension 33% 46%
Branch of military Army 57% 68%
  Navy 5% 14%
  Marines 14% 0%
  Air Force 24% 18%
Household food securityc Food secure 71% 73%
  Food insecure 24% 18%
  Hunger 5% 9%
  1. aCategorical answer options for Race included Black, White, Asian, American Indian, and Other. Those who selected ‘Other’ and specified, ‘Hispanic’ were counted as Hispanic only, not as ‘Other’
  2. bMedical data were collected by chart review and confirmed with participant self-report during baseline screening
  3. cFood security was assessed using the 6-item validated scale, Household Food Security Scale (i.e. 2+ affirmative responses indicate food insecurity and 5+ affirmative responses indicate hunger) [25]