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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of randomized participants a

From: Comparison of an alternative schedule of extended care contacts to a self-directed control: a randomized trial of weight loss maintenance

Characteristic a Clustered Campaign Group
(n = 52)
Self-directed Group
(n = 56)
Total Randomized Sample
(N = 108)
Age, years 52.13 (11.75) 51.18 (14.22) 51.64 (13.03)
Gender, No. (%)
 Male 1 (1.92) 4 (7.14) 5 (4.63)
 Female 51 (98.08) 52 (92.86) 103 (95.37)
Race, No. (%)
 Non-Caucasian 28 (53.85) 31 (55.36) 59 (54.63)
 Caucasian 24 (46.15) 25 (44.64) 49 (45.37)
Marital status, No. (%)
 Not Married 20 (38.46) 30 (53.57) 50 (46.30)
 Married 32 (61.54) 26 (46.43) 58 (53.70)
Education, No. (%)
 Associates or lower degree 17 (32.69) 23 (41.07) 40 (37.04)
 Bachelors or higher degree 35 (67.31) 33 (58.93) 68 (62.96)
Income, No. (%)
  ≤ $40,000 13 (25.00) 19 (33.93) 32 (29.63)
 $40,000 - $80,000 23 (44.23) 21 (37.50) 44 (40.74)
  ≥ $80,000 16 (30.77) 16 (28.57) 32 (29.63)
Body weight, kg 92.44 (13.77) 92.69 (12.86) 92.57 (13.24)
BMI, kg/m2 34.93 (4.04) 35.26 (4.21) 35.10 (4.11)
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index
  2. aData are given as mean (SD) unless otherwise indicated. All values are at the start of the initial weight loss program (i.e., month 0)