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Table 2 Endorsement of weight loss strategies and 24-month weight change.

From: The relationship between prevalence and duration of weight loss strategies and weight loss among overweight managed care organization members enrolled in a weight loss trial

Strategy Endorsement (N = 1000)* n Adjusted Mean (kg) SE t p d
Reduce calories: Yes 882 -1.68 0.23 4.49 <.0001 .28
  No 118 1.58 0.69    
Increase exercise: Yes 828 -1.46 0.24 1.16 .25 .08
  No 172 -0.75 0.57    
Increase fruits/vegetables: Yes 864 -1.60 0.24 3.13 .002 .20
  No 136 0.59 0.66    
Decrease fat intake: Yes 853 -1.67 0.24 3.78 .0002 .24
  No 147 0.87 0.63    
Cut sweets/junk food: Yes 778 -1.83 0.24 4.27 <.0001 .26
  No 222 0.52 0.49    
Reduce amount of food: Yes 881 -1.68 0.23 4.42 <.0001 .28
  No 119 1.59 0.70    
  1. Note. Strategies were entered into separate general linear models. All analyses controlled for baseline weight (in kg).
  2. *N = 1000 due to missing values.
  3. †Cohen's d = effect size statistic (small = .20, medium = .50, large = .80).