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Table 4 Adjusted Odds Ratio (AOR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for likelihood of "maintaining or continuing weight and waist circumference reductions" six months after end of coaching

From: Effectiveness of Australia’s Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®: maintenance of self-reported anthropometric and behavioural changes after program completion

   Weight maintenance Waist circumference maintenance
   N n % AOR (95% CI) p-value N n % AOR (95% CI) p-value
Gender Male (ref) 57 24 42.1    40 24 60.0   
  Female 192 98 51.0 1.4 (0.8, 2.7) 0.238 122 78 63.9 1.1 (0.5, 2.3) 0.798
Age Groups 18-49 years (ref) 117 57 48.7    72 40 55.6   
  50+ years 132 65 49.2 1.0 (0.6,1.7) 0.911 90 62 68.9 1.5 (0.7,3.1) 0.247
Education High school education (ref) 91 49 53.8    58 43 74.1   
  Certificate/Degree/Higher 157 72 45.9 0.7 (0.4,1.2) 0.161 103 58 56.3 0.5 (0.3,1.2) 0.135
Employment Full time/part time/Casual (ref) 171 82 48.0    108 63 58.3   
  Other 78 40 51.3 1.0 (0.5,1.8) 0.989 54 39 72.2 1.2 (0.5, 2.8) 0.637
SEIFA 1st, 2nd, quintile - most advantaged (ref) 138 68 49.3    94 57 60.6   
  3rd 4th & 5th-quintile-most disadvantage 111 54 48.6 1.1 (0.6,2.0) 0.705 68 45 66.2 1.0 (0.5,2.1) 0.999
Region Major Cities (ref) 130 70 53.8    83 49 59.0   
  Other 119 52 43.7 0.5 (0.3,1.0) 0.043 79 53 67.1 1.3 (0.6, 2.7) 0.504
  1. Notes:
  2. Ref: reference group.
  3. Maintenance or continuation of weight reductions calculated by (Δ 12months - baseline) – (Δ 6 months - baseline) defined as change in weight ≤0kg.
  4. Maintenance or continuation of waist circumference reductions calculated by (Δ 12months – baseline) – (Δ 6 months - baseline) defined as change in waist circumference ≤0cm.