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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the WEHI study

From: Outcomes of a culturally informed weight-loss competition for New Zealand Indigenous and Pacific peoples: a quasi-experimental trial

Measure Intervention N = 129–132a (%) Control N = 28–29 (%) Difference
Female 106 (82.2%) 23 (82.1%) NS
Māori 77 (58.3%) 19 (67.9%) NS
Pacific 52 (39.4%) 8 (28.6%)
European/Other 3 (2.3%) 1 (3.6%)
Have a community services card? chi-square = 6.8, p = 0.078
 Yes 39 (30.2%) 4 (14.3%)
 No 67 (51.9%) 22 (78.6%)
 Don’t know 23 (17.9%) 2 (7.1%)
Baseline weight (kg) p = 0.022
 mean (SD) 114.0 (21.3) 103.4 (16.9)
 Min 73.5 75.5
 Max 176.4 130.0
Baseline waist circumference (cm) p = 0.013
 Mean (SD) 118.4 (14.4) 111.0 (11.5)
 Min 92.2 91.4
 Max 164.0 137.5
Baseline BMI (kg/m2) p = < 0.001
 Mean (SD) 41.1 (6.4) 36.4 (4.9)
 Min 30.3 30.2
 Max 59.3 49.1
Follow-up attendance (n (%))  
 2 months N (%) 93 (70.5%)
 4 months N (%) 61 (46.2%)
 6 months N (%) 69 (52.3%) 16 (55.2%)
 12 months N (%) 36 (27.3%)
  1. aNs vary due to missing data