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Table 1 Prevalence of successful and unsuccessful weight loss and adjusted odds of being successful by demographic characteristics – Styles Survey 2004.

From: Dietary and physical activity behaviors among adults successful at weight loss maintenance

  Sample size Successful Unsuccessful   
  Na % (se)b % (se) aORc (95% CI)
Sex 1,958 30.96 (1.35) 69.04 (1.35)   
Male 745 35.78 (2.20) 64.22 (2.20) 1.00  
Female 1,213 27.36 (1.67) 72.64 (1.67) 0.63 (0.48–0.81)
Age        
18–29 132 39.72 (5.66) 60.28 (5.66) 1.00  
30–44 713 25.62 (1.82) 74.38 (1.82) 0.51 (0.30–0.89)
45–64 811 25.83 (1.67) 74.17 (1.67) 0.58 (0.34–1.00)
65+ 302 44.05 (3.04) 55.95 (3.04) 1.21 (0.69–2.12)
Race/ethnicity        
White 1,404 29.65 (1.51) 70.35 (1.51) 1.00  
Black 204 32.99 (4.06) 67.01 (4.06) 1.50 (0.96–2.32)
Hispanic 234 34.05 (4.35) 65.95 (4.35) 1.20 (0.81–1.79)
Otherd 116 37.03 (6.90) 62.97 (6.90) 1.88 (0.51–1.53)
Education        
College grad 571 34.03 (2.47) 65.97 (2.47) 1.00  
Some College 716 27.34 (2.07) 72.66 (2.07) 0.78 (0.55–1.09)
<=High school 599 29.35 (2.27) 70.65 (2.27) 0.84 (0.58–1.24)
missing 72 43.71 (7.88) 56.29 (7.88) 1.28 (0.63–2.61)
Annual household income        
>60 K 744 29.00 (1.81) 71.00 (1.81) 1.00  
25–60 K 647 30.89 (2.41) 69.11 (2.41) 1.23 (0.90–1.68)
<25 K 567 33.79 (2.89) 66.21 (2.89) 1.15 (0.79–1.67)
Body mass index        
<25.0 383 58.55 (2.99) 41.45 (2.99) 1.00  
25.0<=<30.0 655 32.27 (2.39) 67.73 (2.39) 0.31 (0.22–0.42)
30.0<=<35.0 502 20.18 (2.13) 79.82 (2.13) 0.16 (0.11–0.24)
>35.0 418 14.70 (2.63) 85.30 (2.63) 0.12 (0.07–0.19)
  1. a Unweighted sample size.
  2. b Standard error.
  3. c Odds ratio adjusted for sex, age, race/ethnicity, education, income, and BMI. CI indicates confidence interval.
  4. d Includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander.