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Table 1

Baseline characteristics between the weight loss and the non-weight loss groups.

Weight loss N = 8453 Non-weight loss N = 33777
Variable n (%) n (%) P value*
Sex 0.99
Female 4012 (47.5) 16028 (47.5)
Male 4441 (52.5) 17749 (52.5)
Age group (years) 0.95
20-39 1811 (21.4) 7287 (21.6)
40-64 4139 (49.0) 16490 (48.8)
65-84 2503 (29.6) 10000 (29.6)
Age (years), mean (standard deviation) 54.6 (16.4) 54.3 (16.5) 0.08
Baseline comorbidities
Alcohol-related disease 691 (8.17) 2744 (8.12) 0.88
Biliary stone 276 (3.27) 1078 (3.19) 0.73
Chronic kidney disease 302 (3.57) 1181 (3.50) 0.73
Chronic liver disease 2330 (27.6) 9298 (27.5) 0.95
Diabetes mellitus 704 (8.33) 2799 (8.29) 0.90

Data are presented as the number of subjects in each group with percentages given in parentheses, or mean with standard deviation given in parentheses.

*

Chi-square test,

t test comparing subjects with and without weight loss.