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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of participants

From: DiAlert: a prevention program for overweight first degree relatives of type 2 diabetes patients: results of a pilot study to test feasibility and acceptability

Characteristic (N = 21)  
Age (years) 47.9 ±9.7
Female 18 (85.7%)
Positive family history  
A first degree relative only 20 (95.2%)
A second degree relative only 1 (4.8%)
Both first and second degree relatives 6 (28.6)
Weight (kg) 81.1 ±17.5
Body mass index (kg/m 2 ) 29.0 ±6.3
Normal (18 to 25) 4 (19%)
Overweight (25 to 30) 10(47.6%)
Obese (≥30) 7 (33.3%)
Reported elevated blood sugar in the past (yes) 7 (33.3%)
Earlier attempts weight loss attempts (yes) 13 (61.9%)
Mean number of attempts 5.9 ±4.5
Current smoker (yes) 6 (28.5%)
Education a  
Lower 10 (47.6%)
Middle 4 (19.0%)
Higher 7 (33.3%)
Employed (yes) 12 (57.1%)
Marital state - living with partner 11 (52.4%)
Self reported ethnicity  
Dutch 15 (71.4%)
Other 6 (28.6%)
  1. Values are presented in number of participants (%) or mean ± SD. aLower education = primary education or lower general secondary education; middle = intermediate vocational education or high school; high = higher vocational.