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Table 1 Descriptive Characteristics (Weighted) of Sample: NHANES 2007–2014 (n = 1994)

From: Health & Wealth: is weight loss success related to monetary savings in U.S. adults of low-income? Findings from a National Study

Characteristics Weighted % SE
Gender
 Women 48.65% 0.01
Age (years): mean (SE) 36.50 0.35
Race/Ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic White 48.54% 0.03
 Non-Hispanic Black 17.38% 0.02
 Hispanic 28.41% 0.02
 Other 5.67% 0.01
Marital Status
 Married 43.32% 0.02
 Widow 0.91% 0.00
 Divorced/Separated 16.07% 0.01
 Never married 25.69% 0.02
College Graduate 14.45% 0.01
Household Size: mean (SE) 3.803 0.05
Annual Household Income (U.S. Dollars)- categories
  < $20,000.00 31.62% 0.01
 $20,000.00–$44,999.00 53.00% 0.01
 $45,000.00–$74,999.00 9.78% 0.01
  ≥ $75,000.00 5.60% 0.01
Long-term Weight Loss Maintenance (0.00–9.99%) 71.85% 0.01
Long-term Weight Loss Maintenance (10.00–19.99%) 20.34% 0.01
Long-term Weight Loss Maintenance (≥20.00%) 7.81% 0.01
Self-reported Health Status
 Excellent 8.47% 0.01
 Very good 27.74% 0.01
 Good 44.73% 0.01
 Fair 17.33% 0.01
 Poor 1.72% 0.00
Current Smoker 40.30% 0.02
Diet Goal 56.44% 0.01
Total Savings (U.S. Dollars)
  < $500.00 72.61% 0.02
 $501.00–$5000.00 13.12% 0.01
  > $5000.00 14.28% 0.02
  1. NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, SE standard error, NHANES weights were utilized