Table 1

Baseline descriptive statistics for study variables
Lifestyle Behaviors
Eat breakfast (daily) 62%
Eat lunch (daily) 62%
Eat dinner (daily) 72%
Eat after 7 p.m. (3 +/week) 60%
Eat snacks with TV (3 +/week) 37%
Eat meals with TV (3 +/week) 46%
TV viewing (2 + hr/day) 47%
Eat food from work (1 +/week) 43%
Eat food from sit down (1 +/week) 70%
Eat fast food (1 +/week) 48%
Eat food from convenience store (1 +/week) 15%
Eat food from fundraiser (1 +/week) 1%
Weight control Behaviors
Self-weighing (daily +) 47%
Write down calorie content (sometimes +) 25%
Write down exercise (sometimes +) 40%
Use meal replacements (sometimes +) 21%
Plan meals (often +) 66%
Plan exercise (often +) 62%
Outcome Variables
Body mass index 28.5 (4.9)
% weight lost at baseline 16.2 (5.3)
Fruits (servings per day; excluding juice and fruits in foods such as pies) 1.6 (1.2)
Vegetables (servings per day; excluding starchy vegetables and vegetables in foods such as stews or pot pies) 1.1 (.85)
Discretionary fat (grams per day) 44.9 (27.9)
Added sugars (teaspoons per day) 11.4 (9.0)
Physical Activity (kcal per week) 1998 (1688)

Percentages of participants performing a given behavior are shown for lifestyle and weight control behaviors. Means and standard deviations are shown for continuous outcome variables.

Fuglestad et al.

Fuglestad et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:79   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-79

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