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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics

From: Telecoaching plus a portion control plate for weight care management: a randomized trial

  Telecoaching + portion control Usual care
(N = 45) (N = 45)
Age, years   
 mean ± SD 48.3 ± 12.3 47.4 ± 14.1
 range 20 to 65 18 to 70
Sex, no. (%)   
 Male 7 (16) 16 (36)
 Female 38 (84) 29 (64)
Race/ethnicity, no. (%)   
 White, non-Hispanic 43 (96) 41 (91)
 Other 2 (4) 4 (9)
Marital status, no. (%)   
 Married/living as married 26 (58) 34 (76)
 Separated/divorced 2 (4) 4 (9)
 Never married 13 (29) 7 (16)
 Widowed 4 (9) 0 (0)
Number of people in household, no. (%)   
 1 11 (24) 7 (16)
 2 13 (29) 21 (47)
 3 7 (16) 6 (13)
 4 or more 14 (31) 11 (24)
Education, no. (%)   
 Less than high school 1 (2) 0 (0)
 High school graduate 8 (18) 3 (7)
 Some college 17 (38) 17 (38)
 4-year college degreeor more 19 (42) 25 (56)
Work status, no. (%)   
 Full time 34 (76) 29 (66)
 Part time 6 (13) 7 (16)
 Unemployed 2 (4) 0 (0)
 Retired 1 (2) 8 (18)
Current tobacco use, no. (%) 4 (9) 1 (2)
Diabetes, no. (%) 3 (7) 4 (9)
Prior treatment fordepression, no. (%) 14 (31) 13 (29)
Prior treatment for alcoholism, no. (%) 2 (4) 2 (4)
Weight,, mean ± SD, kg 99.6 ± 14.0 103.6 ± 18.9
BMI, mean ± SD 36.5 ± 4.2 36.1 ± 3.9
Waist, mean ± SD, cm 108.6 ± 9.3 112.4 ± 13.3
Waist-hip ratio, mean ± SD 0.88 ± 0.10 0.91 ± 0.11
FFQ, total calories,   
median (25th, 75th) 2271 (1531, 3054) 2366 (1865, 3725)
IPAQ, total METs,   
median (25th, 75th) 1760 (998, 4666) 1440 (680, 4596)
WEL, total score,   
median (25th, 75th) 129 (110, 139) 116 (95, 136.5)
Nies Behavior Change, median (25th, 75th)
 Goal setting 20.0 (17.5, 23.0) 20.0 (17.5, 24.0)
 Restructuring plans 14.0 (13.0, 15.0) 14.0 (13.0, 16.0)
 Relapse prevention 18.0 (16.0, 21.0) 18.5 (15.0, 21.0)
  1. BMI body mass index (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared), FFQ Food Frequency Questionnaire, IPAQ International Physical Activity Questionnaire, WEL Weight Efficacy Life-Style Questionnaire