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Table 1 Baseline characteristic of over-weight or obese compared with no over-weight participants (n = 488)

From: Predictors of weight loss in young adults who are over-weight or obese and have psychosocial problems: a post hoc analysis

Baseline characteristic Overweigth No overweigt Anova or Relativ Risk (95 % conf interv)
n = 218 n = 270
Weight, kg, mean (95 % CI) (SD) 88.6 (86.5–90.9) (16.4) 63.2 (62.1–64.3) (9.2) ANOVA, F = 468.2 P = 0.000
Height, cm, mean, (95 % CI) (SD) 171.2 (170.1–172.4) (8.9) 170.1 (169.1–171.1) (8.5) ANOVA, F = 2.0 P = 0.16
BMI, kg/m2 a, mean (95 % CI) (SD) 30.2 (29.5–30.8) (4.7) 21.8 (21.5–22.0) (1.9) ANOVA, F = 702.5 P = 0.000
Age, years, mean (95 % CI)(SD) 34.7 (34.4–36.2) (6.7) 33.5 (33.3–34.9) (6.6) ANOVA F = 3.9 P = 0.049
Sex, number male/female (%) 70/148 (32.1 %) 62/208 (23 %) RR = 1.40 (1.04 to 1.9) P = 0.025
Not single/single (%) 160/58 (73.4 %) 186/82 (w69.4 %) RR = 1.22 (0.82 to 1.8) P = 0.36
11 years or more school education, number (%) 70/148 (32.1 %) 100/170 (37.0 %) RR = 0.87 (0.68 to 1.11) P = 0.44
Self-rated health 133/85 (61.0 %) 154/115 (57.2 %) RR = 1.17 (0.81 to 1.68) P = 0.41
Bad to fair/good to very good, number (%)
Consider a short term weight loss, number (%) 46/169 (21.4 %) 15/254 (5.6 %) RR = 3.84 (2.2 to 6.7) P = 0.000
Number of problems, mean (95 % CI) (SD) (min 7 and max 33) 9.9 (9.6–10.3) (2.9) 10.3 (10.0–10.7) (3.1) ANOVA, F = 2.1 P = 0.15
Mental score (mcs-SF12), mean (SD) (n = 216 and 262) 40.4 (38.8–42.0) (11.9) 39.8 (38.4–41.1) (10.7) ANOVA, F = 0.40 P = 0.53
Physical score (pcs-SF12), mean (SD) (n = 216 and 262) 46.8 (45.3–48.2) (11.0) 48.8 (47.5–50.1) (10.5) ANOVA, F = 4.31 P = 0.038
Intervention/control group, number (%) 111/107 (50.9 %) 128/142 (47.4 %) RR = 1.07 (0.90 to 1.29) P = 0.25
Weight loss as a prioritized goal for the next yearb number (%) 27/191 (12.4 %) 5/265 (1.9 %) RR = 7.49 (2.8 to 19.8) P = 0.000
  1. aSeven had missing information of BMI
  2. bControl group not asked about goals