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Table 3 Retention percentages by baseline participant characteristics in Be Fit, Be Well trial

From: Recruitment and retention of participants in a pragmatic randomized intervention trial at three community health clinics: Results and lessons learned

  Baseline N(%) 6- month N(%) 12- month N(%) 18-month N(%) 24-month N(%)
Overall 365 (100.0) 272 (74.5) 253 (69.3) 245(67.1) 314 (86.0)
Group      
  Usual care 185 (50.7) 141 (76.2) 139 (75.1)** 133 (71.9)* 166 (89.7)*
  Intervention 180 (49.3) 131 (72.8) 114 (63.3) 112 (62.2) 148 (82.2)
Age (years)      
  <50 97 (26.6) 66 (68.0)* 58 (59.8)* 51 (52.6)** 79 (81.4)
  50-59 91 (24.9) 70 (76.9) 68 (74.7) 65 (71.4) 81 (89.0)
  60-69 93 (25.4) 75 (80.7) 72 (77.4) 74 (79.6) 81 (87.1)
  ≥ 70 84 (23.0) 61 (72.6) 55 (65.5) 55 (65.5) 73 (86.9)
Gender      
  Female 250 (68.5) 186 (74.4) 177 (70.8) 178 (71.2)* 222 (88.8)*
  Male 115 (31.5) 86 (74.8) 76 (66.1) 67 (58.3) 92 (80.0)
Race/Ethnicity      
  Black 260 (71.2) 198 (76.2) 187 (71.9) 183 (70.4) 225 (86.5)
  Hispanic 48 (13.2) 35 (72.9) 32 (66.7) 23 (47.9)* 40 (83.3)
  White or other 57 (15.6) 39 (68.4) 34 (59.7) 39 (68.4) 49 (86.0)
Language      
  English 318 (87.1) 238 (74.8) 220 (69.2) 217 (68.2) 274 (86.2)
  Spanish 47 (12.9) 34 (72.3) 33 (70.2) 28 (59.6) 40 (85.1)
Health center      
  A 158 (43.3) 122 (77.2) 119 (75.3) 116 (73.4) 138 (87.3)
  B 103 (28.2) 77 (74.6) 64 (62.1)* 65 (63.1) 87 (84.5)
  C 104 (28.5) 73 (70.2) 70 (67.3) 64 (61.5) 89 (85.6)
Education      
  < High school 120 (32.9) 83 (69.2) 85 (70.8) 76 (63.3) 102 (85.0)
  High school graduate 109 (29.9) 79 (72.5) 71 (65.1) 71(65.1) 97 (89.0)
  Some college or college graduate 136 (37.3) 110 (80.9) 97 (71.3) 98 (72.1) 115 (84.6)
Work status      
  Employed or student 196 (53.7) 149 (76.0) 133 (67.9) 131 (66.8) 169 (86.2)
  Unemployed or disabled 110 (30.1) 83 (75.5) 83 (75.5)* 78 (70.9) 95 (86.4)
  Homemaker or retired 59 (16.2) 40 (67.8) 37 (62.7) 36 (61.0) 50 (84.8)
Annual income (in $)      
  <10,000 95 (26.0) 61 (64.2)* 66 (69.5) 64 (67.4) 81 (85.3)
  10,000-19,999 73 (20.0) 58 (79.5) 51 (69.9) 48 (65.6) 65 (89.0)
  20,000-34,999 88 (24.1) 65 (73.9) 59 (67.1) 56 (63.6) 75 (85.2)
  ≥ 35,000 109 (29.9) 88 (80.7) 77 (70.6) 77 (70.6) 93 (84.4)
Depression score      
  High 24 (6.6) 16 (66.7) 17 (70.8) 16 (66.7) 19 (79.2)
  Low 341 (93.4) 256 (75.1) 236 (69.2) 229 (67.2) 295 (86.2)
Smoking status      
  Never 203 (55.6) 157 (77.3) 145 (71.4) 138 (68.0) 178 (87.7)
  Former 97 (26.6) 72 (74.2) 68 (70.1) 65 (67.0) 83 (85.6)
  Current 65 (17.8) 43 (66.2) 40 (61.5)* 42 (64.6) 53 (81.5)
Self-rated health      
  Excellent or very good 107 (29.3) 77 (72.0) 70 (65.4) 69 (64.5) 87 (81.3)
  Good 127 (34.8) 101 (79.5) 91 (71.7) 86 (67.7) 111 (87.4)
  Fair or poor 131 (35.9) 94 (71.8) 92 (70.2) 90 (68.7) 116 (88.6)
  1. * P<0.05 when adjusted for all other variables in table; **p<0.01 when adjusted for all other variables in table.