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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study population

From: The laval questionnaire: a new instrument to measure quality of life in morbid obesity

  Treated (n = 67) Control (n = 45) P value
Gender, male (%) 14, 21% 12, 27% 0.48
Age (years)* 45.0 (10.2) 43.6 (11.6) 0.56
Body mass index (kg/m2)* 52.6 (8.5) 54.4 (9.7) 0.34
Co-morbidities (%)    
   • Diabetes 33 (49) 15 (33) 0.09
   • High blood pressure 38 (57) 24 (53) 0.81
   • Sleep apnea 31 (46) 18 (40) 0.53
   • Osteoarthritis 33 (49) 21 (47) 0.74
Living with spouse (%) 36 (54) 29 (64) 0.29
Level of education (years)* 11.8 (2.3) 11.6 (2.3) 0.67
Currently working (%) 29 (43) 27 (60) 0.11
  1. * Values are mean (SD)