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Table 4 The characteristics and weight loss outcomes for men (n = 67,139) and women (n = 1,288,966)

From: Weight outcomes audit in 1.3 million adults during their first 3 months’ attendance in a commercial weight management programme

  Men n = 67,139 Women n = 1,288,966   
  Average SD Average SD t-value p-value
Height (m) 1.78 0.07 1.64 0.07 419.61 <0.001
Start weight (kg) 113.3 21.8 87.1 17.7 282.00 <0.001
Age (years) 44.2 13.3 42.2 13.6 20.38 <0.001
Weight change (kg) –6.5 5.3 –3.8 3.4 –113.16 <0.001
Weight change (%) –5.7 4.4 –4.3 3.7 –56.18 <0.001
Attendance (wks) 8.5 4.2 7.7 4.3 23.10 <0.001
Start BMI (kg/m2) 35.6 6.3 32.4 6.2 95.65 <0.001
BMI at 3 months (kg/m2) 33.5 6.1 31.0 6.1 85.91 <0.001
BMI change (kg/m2) –2.1 1.7 –1.4 1.3 –72.78 <0.001