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Table 4 Predictors for the size of weight loss in a linear regression model, (n = 159)

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

Variables Unstandardized coefficient B (95 % ci) p-value R-square change
BMI group −1.32 (−2.4 to −0.2) 0.017 3.8 %
(25–27.4/27.5-30/30+)    
Consider a short term weight loss at baseline (30 days/6 months or more) −3.18 (−5.5 to −0.9) 0.007 3.3 %
Preventive consultation and weight loss as a goal 1.38 (0.1 to 2.7) 0.048 2.4 %
Single/not single −2.15 (−4.4 to 0.1) 0.061 2 %
Constant 3.29 (−2.8 to 9.4) 0.29  
Total explained by the model (R Square)    11.5 %
Excluded from the model:   p-value R Square
Problem group (10 or more/7–9)   0.11 1.5 %
Age group (35–45/21–34 years)   0.19 0.9 %
School education (high/low)   0.26 0.3 %
Self-rated health (bad-fair/good)   0.28 0.1 %
Gender (female/male)   0.76 0 %
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