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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of the Shape Program analytic sample (n = 189)

From: Weight gain prevention among black women in the rural community health center setting: The Shape Program

Variable N (percent)
Race/ethnicity  
   Black or African American 189 (100.0)
   More than 1 race 11 (5.8)
Education  
   Less than high school graduate 19 (10.0)
   High school graduate or GED 45 (23.8)
   Some college or vocational/trade school 83 (43.9)
   Associate degree 26 (13.8)
   College graduate or post graduate degree 13 (6.9)
   Unknown 3 (1.6)
Annual household income  
   Under $10,000 - $29,999 139 (73.5)
   $30,000 - $39,999 24 (12.7)
   Over $40,000 24 (12.7)
   Unknown 2 (1.1)
People supported by this income: mean (SD) 3.2 (1.3)
Living under U.S. Census poverty threshold 62 (33.3)
Marital status  
   Married 48 (25.4)
   Widowed, divorced, separated 44 (23.3)
   Never married 78 (41.3)
   Not married or living with partner 15 (7.9)
   Unknown 4 (2.1)
Current employment  
   Yes 133 (70.4)
   No 53 (28.0)
   Unknown 3 (1.6)
Current smoker 58 (30.7)
Self-reported history of:  
   Diabetes or prediabetes 23 (12.2)
   Hypertension or prehypertension 87 (46.0)
Meeting U.S Federal guidelines for physical activity using accelerometers 49 (31.6)
Depression score: mean (SD) 6.2 (4.9)
Depression score ≥ 10 38 (20.1)
  Mean (SD)
Age (yrs) 35.4 (5.5)
Weight (kg) 81.2 (8.8)
BMI (kg/m2) 30.2 (2.6)
Waist circumference (cm) 97.8 (8.2)
Blood pressure: systolic (mmHg) 123.2 (14.8)
Blood pressure: diastolic (mmHg) 80.6 (11.0)
Lipids  
   Triglycerides (mg/dL) 102.2 (47.5)
   LDL (mg/dL) 107.4 (34.2)
   HDL (mg/dL) 53.8 (16.1)
   Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 179.2 (37.3)
Fasting glucose (mg/dL) 105.1 (44.3)