Table 1

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

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)


a Unweighted sample size.

b Standard error.

c Odds ratio adjusted for sex, age, race/ethnicity, education, income, and BMI. CI indicates confidence interval.

d Includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander.

Kruger et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:17   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-17

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