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Table 5 Mean change in BMI, weight, and percentage from baseline measurements by randomized group

From: Mobile health assisted self-monitoring is acceptable for supporting weight loss in rural men: a pragmatic randomized controlled feasibility trial

Outcome Variable MT+
Mean ± SD
MT Mean ± SD Difference between groups Mean ± SE
Change in BMI
 At 3 months −1.4 ± 1.75 −1.19 ± 1.61 0.21 ± 0.38
 Between 3 and 6 months −0.61 ± 1.62 −0.14 ± 1.16 0.47 ± 0.33
 At 6 months −2.17 ± 2.9 − 1.36 ± 1.9 0.81 ± 0.57
Weight change, kg
 At 3 months −5.06 ± 5.83 −3.88 ± 4.52 1.17 ± 1.18
 Between 3 and 6 months −1.5 ± 4.98 −0.16 ± 3.91 1.34 ± 1.04
 At 6 months −7.03 ± 9.78 −4.14 ± 5.85 2.89 ± 1.87
Weight change, %
 At 3 months −4.32 ± 4.65 −3.71 ± 4.27 0.61 ± 1.01
 Between 3 and 6 months − 1.44 ± 4.35 −0.12 ± 3.57 1.32 ± 0.93
 At 6 months − 5.98 ± 7.5 −3.9 ± 5.53 2.08 ± 1.53
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  2. a. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index; kg kilogram; MT+ mobile technology plus intervention; MT basic mobile technology; SD standard deviation; SE standard error