Table 3

Weight loss barrier categories during DPP core sessions (1-16) by baseline demographic characteristics
Baseline demographic characteristics Basic skills Self- monitoring Internal cues (thought/mood) Life events/illness Social cues
Feature Level All Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
N = % % % % %
Sex Male 343 56 54 40c 22c 69
Female 733 61 60 52 34 71
Age* (years) 25 to <44 356 66c 64b 52a 38c 73
45 to 59 487 58 56 47 29 70
60 and older 233 50 54 43 21 70
BMI* (kg/m2) < 30 357 55a 53b 43b 26c 69
30 – 34.9 334 59 58 46 27 70
35+ 385 63 63 55 38 73
Race/Ethnicity White 578 50c 50c 43c 26b 65c
African-American 203 70 74 58 35 77
Hispanic 178 67 58 46 39 75
American Indian 60 78 82 62 35 78
Asian 57 68 61 54 26 82
Work Status Working 783 60 59 49 32b 73a
Retired 148 50 55 40 20 67
Other 145 61 57 50 31 62
Marital Status Single/Widowed 370 60 62 56c 35a 73
Married/Living Together 706 59 56 44 28 70
Education ≤ 12th Grade 279 63 63a 47 31 74
13 or more 797 58 56 48 30 70
Household Income < 35 K 347 62 64b 51 32 70
35 to 75 K 422 59 58 49 31 74
75 K or more 224 57 52 44 26 70

Weight loss barrier clusters that differ significantly by demographic characteristics are highlighted in bold font (with a superscript notation indicating the p-value level).

*The Mantel-Haenszel test for trend was used for statistical analyses with the Age and BMI variables; the Chi-squared test was used for all other variables.

ap <0.05.

bp <0.01.

cp <0.001.

Venditti et al.

Venditti et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:16   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-16

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