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Table 2 Comparisons of demographic characteristics, weight loss experience, and completion of the 6-month assessment of all randomized participants by recruitment source

From: Using targeting to recruit men and women of color into a behavioral weight loss trial

 Non-targeted recruitment, n = 343Targeted recruitment, n = 125p value
Demographics
 Women, n (%)294 (85.7)63 (50.4)< 0.001
 Non-Hispanic White, n (%)300 (87.5)66 (52.8)< 0.001
 Age, M ± SD49.8 ± 10.346.7 (10.3)0.005
 Objective BMI, M ± SD36.0 ± 3.835.9 ± 4.00.82
 Income ≥ $75,000, n (%)a221 (64.8)68 (54.8)0.05
 ≥ College degree, n (%)205 (59.8)76 (60.8)0.84
 Employed full-time, n (%)b294 (85.7)95 (76.6)0.02
 Married/partnered, n (%)b238 (69.6)82 (65.6)0.41
Weight loss experience
 Lifetime total weight loss, lbs., mdn (IQR)c126.0 (74.3; 224.0)98.0 (38.5; 180.8)0.001
 Total weight loss strategies, M ± SD3.3 ± 1.72.6 ± 1.8< 0.001
 Self-weighing frequency ≥ weekly, n (%)b171 (50.0)55 (44.0)0.25
Complete 6-month assessment, n (%)306 (89.2)109 (87.2)0.54
  1. Values are observed means and standard deviations, counts and percentage, or median and interquartile range (total weight loss only)
  2. an = 465
  3. bn = 467
  4. cn = 466