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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: An evaluation of a multi-component adult weight management on referral intervention in a community setting

  All WMOR acceptors Two scheme completers Two scheme non-completers One scheme only attendees Dropouts P
Participants, N 559 163 136 193 67  
Age, years, mean (SD) 48 (14) 53 (15) 49 (13) 45 (13) 42 (12) <0.001
Female, N (%) 494 (88 %) 144 (88 %) 120 (88 %) 173 (90 %) 57 (85 %) 0.735
Deprivation quintilea
 1 (least deprived) 96 (20 %) 38 (25 %) 19 (15 %) 31 (22 %) 8 (14 %)  
 2 91 (19 %) 26 (17 %) 27 (22 %) 23 (17 %) 15 (26 %)  
 3 96 (20 %) 34 (23 %) 21 (17 %) 32 (23 %) 9 (16 %)  
 4 92 (20 %) 26 (17 %) 28 (23 %) 24 (17 %) 14 (24 %)  
 5 (most deprived) 96 (20 %) 27 (18 %) 29 (23 %) 28 (20 %) 12 (21 %) 0.403
Missing data 88 12 12 55 9  
Baseline characteristics
 Weight, kg, mean (SD) 102 (19) 100 (18) 102 (21) 105 (19) 106 (20) 0.096
BMI, N (%)
 25–29.9 30 (5 %) 11 (7 %) 7 (5 %) 9 (5 %) 3 (5 %)  
 30–34.9 181 (32 %) 60 (37 %) 48 (35 %) 55 (29 %) 18 (27 %)  
 35–39.9 183 (33 %) 51 (31 %) 41 (30 %) 69 (36 %) 22 (33 %)  
 40+ 164 (29 %) 41 (25 %) 40 (29 %) 60 (31 %) 23 (35 %) 0.699
Sedentary physical
 Activity levels, N (%) 486 (95 %) 157 (97 %) 127 (95 %) 139 (93 %) 63 (95 %) 0.513
Mean sessions attended
 EOP, mean (range) 7 (0–12) 12 (11–12) 10 (1–12) 10 (2–12)b 0 (0–0) <0.001
 WW, mean (range) 7 (0–12) 12 (10–12) 7 (1–12) 6 (1–12)b 0 (0–0) <0.001
  1. aSouth Gloucestershire deprivation quintile
  2. bFor one-scheme only, calculated for those that attended each single scheme separately