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Table 3 Responses to question 4. of the survey: which of these factors were important in your weight loss plan? (check all that apply)

From: Low carbohydrate diets in family practice: what can we learn from an internet-based support group

Rank Factor Number % total responders Number 30+/1 yr % 30+/1 yr responders
1 Avoiding sugar 2942 94 1368 96
2 Avoiding starch 2629 84 1242 87
3 Drinking water 2400 77 1088 76
4 Eating vegetables 1969 63 944 66
5 Exercise 1879 60 823 58
6 Increasing protein 1680 54 773 54
7 Avoiding soft-drinks 1271 41 566 40
8 Increasing fat 784 25 409 29
9 Eating fruits 494 16 205 14
10 Decreasing fat 374 12 129 9
  1. Data for all respondents as of January 24, 2006. Note that percentages are for total respondents. Data in Question 4 [see Additional file 1] gives percentage for distribution as of September 18, 2005.