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Table 1

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

Weight loss N = 6051
Non-weight loss N = 24081
Characteristic n (%) n (%) P value*
Sex 0.98
  Female 2904 (48.0) 11562 (48.0)
 Male 3147 (52.0) 12519 (52.0)
Age group (years) 0.95
 20-39 1339 (22.1) 5371 (22.3)
 40-64 2934 (48.5) 11663 (48.4)
 65-84 1778 (29.4) 7047 (29.3)
Age (years), mean ± (standard deviation) 54.3 ± 16.4 54.0 ± 16.5 0.23
Baseline comorbidities
Alcohol-related diseases 446 (7.37) 1742 (7.23) 0.71
Chronic kidney disease 202 (3.34) 770 (3.20) 0.58
Chronic liver diseases 1672 (27.6) 6613 (27.5) 0.79
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1178 (19.5) 4654 (19.3) 0.80
Diabetes mellitus 522 (8.63) 2041 (8.48) 0.71
Human immunodeficiency virus infection 4 (0.07) 14 (0.06) 0.22
Gastrectomy 28 (0.46) 70 (0.29) 0.04
Pneumoconiosis 54 (0.89) 160 (0.66) 0.06

Data are presented as the number of subjects in each group with percentages given in parentheses.

*

Chi-square test,

t-test comparing subjects with and without loss.