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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of overweight/obese adults (n = 289) randomized in a commercial web-based weight loss intervention a

From: Participants in an online weight loss program can improve diet quality during weight loss: a randomized controlled trial

  Control n = 97 Basic n = 94 Enhanced n = 98
Characteristic Mean ± Standard Deviation
Age (years) 41.4 ± 9.3 41.8 ± 11.1 41.6 ± 10.3
Weight (kg) 93.8 ± 13.9 95.3 ± 15.2 93.5 ± 14.5
BMI (kg/m2)b 32.2 ± 3.9 32.4 ± 3.6 32.4 ± 4.3
Height (m) 1.7 ± 0.1 1.7 ± 0.1 1.7 ± 0.1
  N (%) c
Gender (Women) 56 (57.7) 55 (58.5) 58 (59.2)
Born in Australia 86 (88.7) 86 (91.5) 91 (92.9)
Education level    
< University degree 60 (61.9) 61 (64.9) 67 (68.4)
≥ University degree 37 (38.1) 33 (35.1) 31 (31.6)
WHI d    
< $1500 29 (29.9) 31 (33.0) 24 (24.5)
≥ $1500 64 (66.0) 56 (59.6) 68 (69.4)
Did not know/answer 3 (3.1) 3 (3.2) 3 (3.1)
  1. aNo significant difference between groups at baseline.
  2. bBMI = Body Mass Index.
  3. cN (%) Column number of subjects and percentage within demographic category.
  4. dWHI = Weekly Household Income.