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Table 4 Comparisons of demographic characteristics, weight loss experience, and completion of the 6-month assessment of randomized participants by recruitment source: women of color only (N = 83)

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

 Non-targeted recruitment, n = 35Targeted recruitment, n = 48p value
Demographics
 Age, M ± SD45.5 ± 10.546.2 ± 10.40.78
 Objective BMI, M ± SD36.6 ± 4.035.8 ± 4.00.37
 Income ≥ $75,000, n (%)a11 (31.4)17 (36.2)0.65
 ≥ College degree, n (%)18 (51.4)25 (52.1)0.95
 Employed full-time, n (%)28 (80.0)34 (70.8)0.34
 Married/partnered, n (%)18 (51.4)26 (54.2)0.81
Weight loss experience
 Lifetime total weight loss, lbs., mdn (IQR)a74.3 (32.3; 184.0)51.8 (10.5; 147.5)0.50
 Total weight loss strategies, M ± SD3.8 ± 1.82.7 ± 1.80.006
 Self-weighing frequency ≥ weekly, n (%)14 (40.0)22 (45.8)0.60
Complete 6-month assessment, n (%)28 (80.0)41 (85.4)0.52
  1. Values are observed means and standard deviations, counts and percentage, or median and interquartile range (total weight loss only)
  2. an = 8