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Table 1

Baseline characteristics of male subjects with and without weight loss.

Non-weight loss N = 18982
Weight loss N = 4748
Characteristic n (%) n (%) P value*
Age group (years) 0.99
 < 20 686 (3.6) 168 (3.5)
 20-39 3719 (19.6) 928 (19.6)
 40-64 8488 (44.7) 2128 (44.8)
 65-84 6089 (32.1) 1524 (32.1)
Age (years), mean ± standard deviation 54.4±18.6 54.7±18.5 0.23
Baseline comorbidities
 Cancer 684 (3.60) 177 (3.73) 0.68
 Diabetes mellitus 1813 (9.55) 455 (9.58) 0.95
 Drug dependence 62 (0.33) 16 (0.34) 0.91
 Thyrotoxicosis 692 (3.65) 174 (3.66) 0.95
 Venereal diseases 237 (1.25) 61 (1.28) 0.84

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

*

Chi-square test, and

t-test comparing subjects with and without weight loss.