Table 1

Characteristics of patients seeking obesity treatment
Surgical Non-surgical p*
(N=455) (N=386)
Female 321 (70.5) 259 (67.1) .281
Age (years)(SD) 34.1 (10.8) 37.2 (12.4) <.001
BMI at First Visit (SD) 39.5 (8.3) 31.2 (7.3) <.001
Education, Years (%)
> 16 23 (5.1) 20 (4.8) .028
13–16 234 (51.4) 195 (51.9)
10–12 154 (33.8) 104 (27.4)
7–9 26 (5.7) 29 (7.4)
1–6 17 (3.7) 28 (7.2)
0 1 (0.2) 5 (1.3)
Marital Status (%)
single 257 (56.5) 150 (39.2) <.001
married 161 (35.4) 202 (52.7)
divorced 30 (6.6) 24 (6.3)
widowed 7 (1.5) 7 (1.8)
CHQ score (SD) 4.2 (2.7) 3.8 (3.0) .102
TDQ score (SD) 15.0 (11.6) 13.0(13.0) .023

*Chi-square test was used for categorical variables; t-test was used for continuous variables.

Lin et al.

Lin et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:1   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-1

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