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Table 2 Study Participant Characteristics (N = 569)

From: Results and lessons learned from a prevention of weight gain program for low-income overweight and obese young mothers: Mothers In Motion

Characteristics Intervention
(n = 387)
Comparison
(n = 182)
P value Total
Demographics Mean SD Mean SD   Mean SD
Age (years) 28.38 5.02 28.86 5.04 0.29 28.53 5.03
Postpartum status (age of the youngest child, in years) 1.64 1.24 1.88 1.33 0.07 1.71 1.27
Body mass index (BMI, Kg/m2) 32.16 4.35 31.74 4.15 0.27 32.03 4.29
  n % n %   n %
Body mass index category      0.71   
 Overweight (BMI 25.0-29.9) 137 35% 64 35%   201 35%
 Obese category 1 (BMI 30.0-34.9) 139 36% 71 39%   210 37%
 Obese category 2 (BMI 35.0-39.9) 111 29% 47 26%   158 28%
Race      0.77   
 Blacks (non Hispanic) 306 79% 142 78%   448 79%
 Whites (non Hispanic) 81 21% 40 22%   121 21%
Current breastfeeding      0.98   
 Yes 64 17% 30 16%   94 17%
 No 323 83% 152 84%   475 83%
Parity      0.62   
 1 128 33% 64 35%   192 34%
 2 or more 259 67% 118 65%   377 66%
Smoking status      0.20   
 Never smoked 167 43% 93 51%   260 46%
 Smoked, but quit 114 30% 47 26%   161 28%
 Smoker 106 27% 42 23%   148 26%
Education      0.11   
 8th grade or less 0 0% 1 1%   1 1%
 Some high School 51 13% 14 8%   65 11%
 High school graduate 75 19% 46 25%   121 21%
 Some college or technical school 186 48% 84 46%   270 47%
 College graduate or higher 75 19% 37 20%   112 20%
Employment status      0.46   
 Full time 81 21% 44 24%   125 22%
 Part time 81 21% 40 22%   121 21%
 Unemployed 76 20% 42 23%   118 21%
 Homemaker 110 28% 38 21%   148 26%
 Self-employed 9 2% 7 4%   16 3%
 Student 23 6% 8 4%   31 5%
 Other 7 2% 3 2%   10 2%