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Table 1 Patient characteristics at baseline

From: A controlled trial of protein enrichment of meal replacements for weight reduction with retention of lean body mass

  HP (N = 45) SP (N = 42) Total (N = 87) HP vs. SP
Gender     
   F 34 (76%) 27 (64%) 61 (70%) NS
   M 11 (24%) 15 (36%) 26 (30%)  
Age     
   Mean ± SE 49.2 ± 1.8 49.7 ± 1.4 49.4 ± 1.1 NS
   Median, range 47.0, 28–69 49.5, 30–65 49.0, 28–69  
Race     
   Asian 4 (9%) 1 (2%) 5 (6%) NS
   Black 9 (20%) 7 (17%) 16 (18%)  
   Caucasian 25 (55%) 30 (72%) 55 (63%)  
   Hispanic 4 (9%) 2 (5%) 6 (7%)  
   Other 0 1 (2%) 1 (1%)  
   Unknown 3(7%) 1 (2%) 4(5%)