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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: How men receive and utilise partner support when trying to change their diet and physical activity within a men’s weight management programme

Men Age range Partners Age range Interview order Cohabitation (years) Time since FFIT (Months) Men’s weight change compared to FFIT baseline
On completion of FFIT 3-12 months post FFIT Total % lost from starting FFIT to interview
Kg % Kg %
Man #1 30-35 Partner #1b 30-35 F/M 8 5 0 0 +6 +3.9
Man #2 30-35 Partner #2b 30-35 M/F 4 11 -3 -3.1 -2 -5.2
Man #3 36-40 Partner #3b 30-35 F/M 18 5 -10 -9.0 -5 -13.5
Man #4 36-40 Partner #4b 41-45 F/M 8 5 0 0 0 0
Man #5a 41-45 Partner #5 41-45 F/M 21 12 -7 -7.1 +2 -5.1
Man #6 46-50 Partner #6b 51-55 M/F 10 12 -26 -17.8 -18 -30
Man #7b 51-55 Partner #7b 41-45 M/F 9 4 0 0 0 0
Man #8 56-60 Partner #8 51-55 F/M 30 4 -8 -7.5 +1 -6.6
Man #9a 56-60 Partner #9a 51-55 M/F 37 5 0 0 0 0
Man #10b 56-60 Partner #10a 51-55 F/M 5 4 -6 -4 -4 -6.7
Man #11a 56-60 Partner #11b 56-60 M/F 36 12 0 0 +24 +21
Man #12 61-65 Partner #12 56-60 F/M 34 6 -10 -9 +3 -6.3
Man #13 61-65 Partner #13a 61-65 M/F 44 12 -5 -6.2 -4 -11.2
Man #14 61-65 Partner #14 61-65 M/F 45 12 -14 -11.6 -4 -15
Man #15 61-65 Partner #15b 61-65 M/F 33 6 -22 -15 -16 -26
Man #16a 61-65 Partner #16b 61-65 F/M 44 3 -4 -4.6 -2 -7
Man #17 61-65 Partner #17b 66-70 M/F 50 12 -6 -6.7 -1 -7.8
Man #18a 66-70 Partner #18b 66-70 M/F 42 12 -16 -15.4 +3 -12.5
Man #19 66-70 Partner #19 61-65 M/F 40 7 -6 -7 -1 -8
Man #20 66-70 Partner #20 66-70 M/F 40 3 -3 -2.9 -2 -4.8
  1. ahad attempted to lose weight on their own prior to FFIT
  2. bhad participated in weight loss programme prior to FFIT
  3. 0 denotes no weight change; - denotes weight loss; + denotes weight gain