Table 2

Differences between participants who were overweight at baseline and who were either successful or unsuccessful in losing weight or maintaining a stable weight over 1.5 years in both study groups

Intervention group (n = 330)Usual-care group (n = 305)
SuccessfulUnsuccessfulSuccessfulUnsuccessful
n (%)*175 (53.0)111 (33.6)131 (43.0)116 (38.0)
Age (years)59.5 ± 7.158.4 ± 7.259.0 ± 7.157.9 ± 6.5
Sex (% male)41.744.140.538.8
FINDRISC score (points)14.4 ± 2.014.9 ± 2.214.9 ± 2.014.7 ± 1.9
Smoker (%)16.415.412.314.3
Smoked in the past (%)46.855.853.153.6
Low education (%)52.353.848.557.7
Average education (%)25.626.925.427.0
Normal glucose values (%)70.371.267.279.3
Married/stable relationship (%)88.376.986.983.9
Sex of general practitioner (% male)74.373.973.369.0
Age of general practitioner (years)51.2 ± 7.751.1 ± 8.549.1 ± 8.749.3 ± 8.6
Experience as general practitioner (years)20.7 ± 8.420.5 ± 9.419.0 ± 9.019.0 ± 9.2
Employment of general practitioner (hours/week)40.9 ± 9.841.3 ± 8.542.0 ± 10.040.2 ± 9.8
Age of nurse practitioner (years)41.6 ± 10.142.2 ± 10.041.3 ± 9.640.1 ± 10.2
Experience as nurse practitioner (years)5.3 ± 2.74.6 ± 2.74.1 ± 2.64.2 ± 2.7
Employment of nurse practitioner (hours/week)24.8 ± 6.125.7 ± 6.322.2 ± 6.423.2 ± 7.1
  • Data are means ± SD, unless otherwise indicated.

  • *Participants with a healthy weight at baseline (BMI <25 kg/m2) were excluded from the analysis.

  • †Significant differences between groups as tested by either ANOVA or χ2 tests.