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Table 1 Characteristics of severely obese participants seeking bariatric surgery or lifestyle intervention

From: Physical activity and quality of life in severely obese individuals seeking bariatric surgery or lifestyle intervention

  Bariatric Surgery (N = 34) Lifestyle Intervention (N = 34) P
Age (yrs) 43.3 ± 9.4 40.9 ± 10.5 0.33
% Female 76.5 76.5 1.00
% Race    0.25
 White 79.4 70.6  
 African-American 5.9 14.7  
 American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.9 0.0  
 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 2.9 0.0  
 Other 8.8 5.9  
 Don’t know 0.0 8.8  
% Ethnicity    1.00
 Non-Hispanic 91.2 91.2  
 Hispanic 8.8 8.8  
BMI (kg/m2) 46.2 ± 7.8 45.0 ± 4.9 0.49
Weight (kg) 129.9 ± 27.6 127.7 ± 19.6 0.71
  1. Note. P values are based on independent samples t-tests for continuous variables and χ2 tests for categorical variables. BMI = body mass index.