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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic, anthropometric and HRQL characteristics of 199 morbidly obese patients who underwent a 1-year lifestyle intervention programme

From: Predictors of weight loss after an intensive lifestyle intervention program in obese patients: a 1-year prospective cohort study

Variable Total n=199 Women n=141 Men n=58 P-value
Age 45.2 (11.1) 44.4 (11.5) 47.0 (10.1) .162
Weight (kg) 122.3 (23.4) 114.8 (17.7) 140.5 (25.5) <.001
BMI (kg/m2) 41.9 (6.2) 41.3 (5.6) 43.5 (7.4) .022
Excess weight (kg)a 49.9 (19.6) 45.2 (15.8) 59.5 (23.9) <.001
Per cent body fat 47.9 (7.1) 50.0 (4.7) 42.7 (9.1) <.001
Waist circumference (cm) 123.6 (16.0) 119.0 (13.4) 135.7 (15.8) <.001
Hip circumference (cm) 129.1 (13.7) 130.1 (13.0) 126.5 (15.1) .103
Married/cohabitant 87 (44) 59 (55) 28 (48) .867
Employed work 109 (55) 78 (55) 31 (53) .842
Income (1.000 NOK) 247 (207) 226 (209) 296 (197) .010
Years of Education     
  <9 years 54 (27) 38 (27) 15 (27)  
  9-12 years 97 (49) 65 (46) 32 (55)  
  >12 years 48 (24) 38 (27) 10 (18) .323
Age at onset obesity 20.1 (12.1) 20.4 (12.4) 19.4 (11.6) .592
Maximum weight (kg) 131.1 (25.9) 123.5 (18.9) 149.6 (31.1) <.001
Age of maximum weight 43.4 (11.4) 42.6 (11.6) 45.1 (10.8) .084
SOC-total scoreb 60.1 (12.7) 59.9 (13.5) 60.5 (10.6) .756
Emotional HRQLc 39.8 (21.7) 34.6 (27.0) 52.5 (15.4) <.001
Physical HRQLd 38.5 (9.4) 39.7 (8.7) 35.6 (10.5) .006
Mental HRQLe 43.0 (9.4) 43.2 (9.2) 42.4 (10.1) .581
Number of symptomsf 10.1 (4.2) 10.3 (4.0) 9.6 (4.5) .291
Symptom distressg 33.9 (19.0) 35.4 (19.5) 30.3 (17.4) .107
  1. Data are given as mean (SD) or n (%).
  2. a. Weight exceeding BMI=25 kg/m2, b. SOC-13, score range from 13–92 (higher score indicate better), c. OWLQOL score range from 0–100 (higher score indicate better), d. SF-36 physical dimension, score range from 0–100 (higher score indicate better), e. SF-36 mental dimension, score range from 0–100 (higher score indicate better), f. WRSM score range from 0–20 (lower score indicate better), g. WRSM score range from 0–102 (lower score indicate better).