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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants who attended the focus groups and completed the telehealth trial

From: Participant perspectives of a telehealth trial investigating the use of telephone and text message support in obesity management: a qualitative evaluation

  Participants completing focus groups (n = 15) Participants completing telehealth trial (n = 61)  
Variable Mean ± SD, n, % Mean ± SD, %, n P-value
Age 55 ± 12 years 49 years ±12.6 0.63
Female: Male ratio 12:3 47:14 0.47
Baseline weight 127.1 kg 132.0 kg 0.42
Baseline waist circumference 126.5 cm 127.1 cm 0.20
Baseline body mass index 47.0 kg/m2 47.8 kg/m2 0.45
Percentage weight loss 5.4% 3.0% 0.56