Table 1

Baseline Characteristics

Characteristics*

Total (n = 197)

Standard Care† (n = 50)

GWL† (n = 49)

SWA-alone† (n = 49)

GWL+SWA† (n = 49)

(mean (SD) or N(%))

(mean (SD) or N(%))

(mean (SD) or N(%))

(mean (SD) or N(%))

(mean (SD) or N(%))


Age (years)

46.9 (10.8)

47.2 (8.9)

46.8 (12.4)

47.7 (11.6)

45.7 (10.4)

Female (%)

161 (81.7)

42 (84.0)

39 (79.6)

40 (81.6)

40 (81.6)

Race (%)

White

131 (66.8)

30 (60.0)

33 (68.8)

33 (67.4)

35 (71.4)

Black

63 (32.1)

19 (38)

14 (29.2)

16 (32.7)

14 (28.6)

Other

2 (1.0)

1 (2.0)

1 (2.1)

0 (0.0)

0 (0.0)

College degree, 4 years (%)

152 (77.2)

37 (74.0)

40 (81.6)

39 (79.6)

36 (73.5)

Weight (kg)

92.8 (18.4)

94.2 (18.2)

93.2 (18.6)

92.0 (21.0)

91.9 (15.7)

Waist Circumference (cm)

99.7 (13.9)

100.1 (13.2)

101.2 (13.0)

98.5 (15.4)

98.9 (14.3)

Body mass index

33.3 (5.2)

33.7 (5.5)

33.1 (4.8)

33.2 (5.4)

33.0 (5.0)

% Body Fat

38.4 (5.3)

38.9 (4.7)

38.1 (5.8)

38.3 (5.3)

38.1 (5.3)

Mean Energy expenditure (kcals/day)‡

2209.4 (502)

2137.1 (416.0)

2277.3 (563.5)

2233.7 (542.9)

2185.5 (473.4)


*After bonferoni adjustments no significant differences were found.

† Standard Care: received a manual containing weight loss information; GWL: group-based behavior change weight loss program; SWA-alone: armband only; GWL+SWA: group-based behavior change weight loss program plus SWA.

‡Only available in 182 participants

Shuger et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:41   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-41

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