Table 1

Study characteristics for randomized participants

Characteristic

TAT (n = 142)

SS (n = 143)

Total (n = 285)


mean (s.d.) or %


Age, years

55.4 (11.2)

56.9 (11.2)

56.2 (11.2)


Weight @ randomization, kg

94.5 (18.1)

94.6 (15.4)

94.5 (16.8)


Weight change in WLP, kg

-9.6 (4.5)

-9.9 (4.8)

-9.8 (4.6)


BMI (@ randomization

33.9 (5.2)

33.9 (5.0)

33.9 (5.1)


BMI category @ randomization, kg


Normal BMI < 25

0.7

0.7

0.7


Overweight (BMI ≥ 25 and < 30)

28.2

23.1

25.6


Obese Stage 1 (BMI ≥ 30 and < 35)

36.6

39.9

38.3


Obese stage 2 (BMI ≥ 35)

34.5

36.4

35.4


Women (%)

78.9

79.7

79.3


Minority participants (%)

8.5

4.3

6.4


Education, highest level (%)


High school or less

8.5

7.7

8.1


Some college

36.6

32.9

34.7


Completed college

22.5

30.1

26.3


Post college

32.4

29.4

30.9


Household income, dollars (%)


<$29,999

10.8

7.3

9.1


$30,000-44,999

15.2

18.9

17.1


$45,000-59,999

16.9

23.4

20.1


$60,000-74,999

22.4

16.9

19.6


$75,000-89,999

13.5

9.8

11.6


$90,000+

22.1

23.8

22.5


Elder et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:19   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-19

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