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Table 1 Baseline Demographics

From: Health status, quality of life, and satisfaction of patients awaiting multidisciplinary bariatric care

Variable All patients (n = 150) Subgroup Interested in Surgery (n = 96)
Mean or No. (SD or %) Mean or No. (SD or %)
Mean age (years) 43 (9) 44 (9)
Female Sex 136 (91) 89 (93)
Weight (kg) 134.7 (25.1) 135.5 (24.7)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 49.4 (8.3) 49.9 (8.4)
Time on Wait List (days) 64 (76) 59 (74)
Smoking   
Never 62 (41) 34 (35)
Former 64 (43) 41 (43)
Current 24 (16) 21 (22)
Marital Status   
Married/Common Law 80 (53) 46 (48)
Divorced/Separated 22 (15) 18 (19)
Single 48 (32) 32 (33)
Education   
No high school 1 (1) 0 (0)
Some high school 16 (11) 8 (8)
High school diploma 26 (17) 16 (17)
Some post-secondary 27 (18) 13 (14)
Post-secondary graduate 80 (53) 59 (62)
Annual Income   
Less than $15 000 9 (6) 6 (6)
$15 000 – 29 999 17 (11) 9 (9)
$30 000 – 49 999 22 (15) 16 (17)
$50 000 – 79 999 45 (30) 27 (28)
$80 000 or greater 52 (35) 33 (34)
Not answered 5 (3) 5 (5)
Employment Status   
Full-time 90 (60) 59 (62)
Part-time 18 (12) 12 (13)
Casual/volunteer 1 (1) 1 (1)
Long-term disability 12 (8) 9 (9)
Homemaker 9 (6) 5 (5)
Unemployed 15 (10) 8 (8)
Retired 5 (3) 4 (4)
Other 5 (3) 3 (3)
Race   
Caucasian 138 (92) 90 (94)
Hispanic 1 (1) 1 (1)
First Nations 2 (1) 2 (2)
South Asian 2 (1) 2 (2)
Other 6 (4) 1 (1)
Type 2 Diabetes 35 (23) 22 (23)
Hypertension 70 (47) 45 (47)
Dyslipidemia 38 (25) 27 (28)
Coronary Artery Disease 6 (4) 6 (6)
Peripheral Vascular Disease 2 (1) 0 (0)
Cerebrovascular Disease 1 (1) 1 (1)
Congestive Heart Failure 0 (0) 0 (0)
Sleep Apnea 44 (29) 32 (33)
On CPAP 19 (13) 13 (14)
Gastroesophageal Reflux 57 (38) 44 (46)
Osteoarthritis 44 (29) 31 (32)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 20 (13) 16 (17)
Hypothyroidism 32 (21) 25 (26)
Depression 93 (62) 68 (71)
Fibromyalgia 18 (12) 15 (16)
Anxiety 69 (46) 48 (50)