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Table 1 Demographic and weight history characteristics of intervention initiators and intervention non-initiators

From: Perceived barriers and facilitators of initiation of behavioral weight loss interventions among adults with obesity: a qualitative study

  Intervention Initiators (n = 26) Intervention non-initiators (n = 32)
Sex, n (%)
 Male 10 (38.5) 12 (37.5)
 Female 16 (61.5) 20 (62.5)
BMI, kg/m2, m (SD) a 34.3 (5.7) 33.8 (3.0)
Age, m (SD) 54.5 (13.8) 54.4 (12.9)
Race, n (%)
 African American 9 (34.6) 18 (56.3)
 White 17 (65.4) 12 (37.5)
 Asian 0 2 (6.3)
Education, n (%)
 High school or less 2 (7.7) 3 (9.4)
 Some college or tech school 9 (34.6) 12 (37.5)
 Bachelor’s degree or higher 14 (53.8) 17 (53.1)
Marital status, n (%)
 Married or married-like relationship 17 (65.4) 15 (46.9)
 Divorced, widowed, or single 9 (34.6) 17 (53.1)
Work status, n (%)
 Work full time 9 (34.6) 14 (43.8)
 Retired/not working/working part time 17 (65.4) 18 (56.3)
Number of lifetime uses of weight loss intervention, n (%)
 Never 4 (15.4) 23 (71.9)
 1–5 20 (76.9) 6 (18.8)
 6 or more 2 (7.7) 3 (9.4)
  1. BMI based on self-report
  2. an = 25 for BMI for initiators and n = 31 for non-initiators