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Table 1 Baseline characteristics by randomised group and by completers and non-completers at 3 months for self-regulation and automaticity outcomes

From: The role of self-regulatory skills and automaticity on the effectiveness of a brief weight loss habit-based intervention: secondary analysis of the 10 top tips randomised trial

  All participants Self-regulation outcome Automaticity outcome
Characteristics Intervention group (N = 267) Control group (N = 270) Completersi (N-380) Non-completers (N = 157) Completersi (N = 381) Non-completers (N = 156)
Age (in years)
Mean (SD) 57.0 (12.8) 57.6 (12.5) 58.5 (11.7) 54.3 (14.4)** 58.7 (11.7) 53.9 (14.3)**
Gender
Female, % (n) 66.7 (178) 64.8 (175) 64.5 (245) 68.8 (108)Δ 65.1 (248) 67.3 (105)Δ
Ethnic group
Whitea, % (n) 94.7 (252) 95.2 (255) 95.3 (362) 92.9 (145)Δ 94.8 (361) 94.2 (146)Δ
Otherb, % (n) 5.3 (15) 4.9 (13) 4.7 (18) 7.1 (11)Δ 5.2 (20) 5.8 (9)Δ
Qualification
Non-degreec, % (n) 49.6 (129) 44.4 (116) 46.2 (172) 49.0 (73)Δ 45.4 (169) 51.0 (76)Δ
Degreed, % (n) 28.8 (75) 34.9 (91) 33.9 (126) 26.8 (40)Δ 33.1 (123) 28.9 (43)Δ
Othere, % (n) 21.5 (56) 20.7 (54) 19.9 (74) 24.2 (36)Δ 21.5 (80) 20.1 (30)Δ
Weightf (in kg)
Mean (SD) 100.4 (17.0) 101.2 (17.5) 100.7 (16.7) 101.3(18.9)Δ 100.4 (17.07) 102.06 (18.3)Δ
BMIf (in kg/m2)
Mean (SD) 36.1 (4.7) 36.5 (5.4) 36.2 (4.9) 36.5 (5.4)Δ 36.2 (5.04) 36.6 (5.2)Δ
Self-regulationg
Mean (SD) 2.4(.3) 2.4 (.3) 2.4 (.3) 2.4 (.3)Δ 2.4 (.36) 2.4 (.37)Δ
Automaticityh
Mean (SD) 4.4 (1.0) 4.5 (.9) 2.4 (.3) 2.4 (.3)Δ 4.5 (.9) 4.4 (1.0)Δ
  1. **p < .001 Δ p > .05
  2. aWhite British, White Irish or other White background
  3. bAfrican, other black background, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, other Asian background, White and Black Caribbean, White and Asian, other mixed background or other ethnic origin
  4. cGCSE/School certificate/O-level/CSE, Vocational qualifications or A-level or equivalent
  5. dDegree or Post-graduate degree
  6. eStill studying, other or do not wish to answer
  7. fData at baseline was available for 536 participants
  8. gSelf-regulatory skills score ranged from 1 (strongly disagree) to 4 (strongly agree) and data at baseline was available for 513 participants
  9. hAutomaticity score ranged from 1 (disagree) to 7 (agree) and data at baseline was available for 513 participants
  10. iData at baseline and 3 months