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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of young, low-income women with overweight or obesity (N = 569)

From: Mothers In Motion intervention effect on psychosocial health in young, low-income women with overweight or obesity

Demographic Characteristics Intervention (n = 387) Comparison (n = 182)
  Mean SD Mean SD
Age (years) 28.4 5.0 28.9 5.0
Postpartum status (age of the youngest child, in years) 1.6 1.2 1.9 1.3
Body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) 32.2 4.4 31.7 4.2
  n % n %
Race
 Non-Hispanic white 306 79% 142 78%
 Non-Hispanic Black 81 21% 40 22%
Current breastfeeding
 Yes 64 17% 30 16%
 No 323 83% 152 84%
Education
 Some high school or less 51 13% 15 9%
 High school graduate 75 19% 46 25%
 Some college or technical school 186 48% 84 46%
 College graduate or higher 75 19% 37 20%
Employment status
 Full-time 81 21% 44 24%
 Part-time 81 21% 40 22%
 Unemployed 76 20% 42 23%
 Homemaker 110 28% 38 21%
 Self-employed 9 2% 7 4%
 Student 23 6% 8 4%
 Other 7 2% 3 2%
Smoking status
 Never smoked 167 43% 93 51%
 Smoked, but quit 114 30% 47 26%
 Current smoker 106 27% 42 23%
Body mass index category
 Overweight (BMI 25.0–29.9) 137 35% 64 35%
 Obese category I (BMI 30.0–34.9) 139 36% 71 39%
 Obese category II (BMI 35.0–39.9) 111 29% 47 26%
At risk for clinical depression
 Yes (CESD score ≥ 16) 228 58.9% 105 57.5%
 No (CESD score < 16) 159 41.1% 77 42.3%
  1. CESD The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale