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Table 1 Study characteristics for randomized participants

From: Randomized trial of tapas acupressure technique for weight loss maintenance

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