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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics (N = 232)

From: Weight-related behaviors and weight loss maintenance: a cross-sectional study in Cyprus

  Total (n = 232) Maintainers (n = 145) Regainers (n = 87) P value
Sex (% female) 52.20 51.70 52.90 0.893
Marital status (% married) 29.70 33.10 41.40 0.396
Employment status (% employed) 60.20 69.40 72.90 0.524
Age (years) 34.61 (13.21) 33.00 (12.19) 37.29 (14.43) 0.022
Weight (kg) 82.41 (18.86) 77.61 (17.49) 90.43 (18.43) 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 28.67 (5.48) 26.90 (4.86) 31.60 (5.19) 0.001
Max weight (kg) 96.13 (22.10) 98.38 (23.61) 92.38 (18.83) 0.045
Max BMI (kg/m2) 33.41 6.13) 34.08 (6.45) 32.29 (5.40) 0.031
Initial loss (kg) 22.46 (14.52) 26.72 (15.96) 15.37 (7.62) 0.001
Weight loss maintained (%)   12.44 (12.66)   
Maintaining years   3.37 (3.14)   
Education years 14.45 (3.69) 15.11 (3.18) 13.31 (4.20) 0.002
  1. Abbreviations: ΒΜΙ Body mass index, Statistically significant results are denoted in bold, Values are presented as mean (standard deviation) for quantitative variables and relative frequencies for qualitative variables