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Table 2 Sample characteristics by completion status

From: Feasibility of a behavioral automaticity intervention among African Americans at risk for metabolic syndrome

   Not Completers a Completers Fisher’s exact Test
   N % N %  
Gender
  Male 4 33.3 4 33.3 0.667
  Female 8 66.7 8 66.7  
Relationship Status
  Never married 3 25.0 5 41.7  
  Married 1 8.3 2 16.7  
  Cohabitating 1 8.3 3 25.0  
  In relationship 0 0.0 1 8.3  
  Separated/divorced 5 41.7 1 8.3  
  Widowed 2 16.7 0 0.0  
Where do you live most of the year
  Own home 10 83.3 12 100.0 0.478
  Friend/relative 2 16.7 0 0.0  
How many people live with you    0.521
  0 5 41.7 3 25.0  
  1 2 16.7 1 8.3  
  2 3 25.0 1 8.3  
  3 0 0.0 2 16.7  
  4 1 8.3 2 16.7  
  5+ 1 8.3 3 25.0  
School
  8th grade or less 0 0.0 1 8.3 0.183
  Some high school HS) 5 41.7 1 8.3  
  HS or equivalent 2 16.7 5 41.7  
  Some college 5 41.7 5 41.7  
Employment Full time 5 41.7 0 0.0 0.009
  Part time 1 8.3 5 41.7  
  Unemployed looking for work 0 0.0 3 25.0  
  Unemployed, not looking for work 0 0.0 1 8.3  
  Disabled, not able to work 4 33.3 3 25.0  
  Other 2 16.7 0 0.0  
Income < $5000 3 27.3 2 16.7 0.510
  $5000–$9999 2 18.2 4 33.3  
  $10,000–$14,999 1 9.1 1 8.3  
  $15,000–$19,999 2 18.2 3 25.0  
  $20,000–$29,999 3 27.3 0 0.0  
  $30,000–$39,999 0 0.0 1 8.3  
  $40,000–$49,000 0 0.0 1 8.3  
   range Mean range Mean t-test
Health Literacy 0–7 4.4 1–7 5.9 0.11
Age   40–63 51.8 42–61 49.2 0.36
Total motivation score   20–40 34.3 26–40 35.4 0.62
Sum of health conditions 0–7 2.9 0–4 1.6 0.06
  1. aExcludes the 16 participants who dropped from the study after initial ED enrollment but prior to attendance at session 1