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Table 1

Baseline information of subjects with and without weight loss.

Variable Non-weight loss N = 32826
Weight loss N = 8210
N (%) n (%) P value*
Sex 0.99
 Female 15644 (47.7) 3913 (47.7)
 Male 17182 (52.3) 4297 (52.3)
Age group (years) 0.98
 20-39 7262 (22.1) 1808 (22.0)
 40-64 16095 (49.0) 4033 (49.1)
 65-84 9469 (28.9) 2369 (28.9)
Age (years), mean (standard deviation) 54.0 (16.5) 54.3 (16.4) 0.11
Baseline comorbidities
 Alcohol-related disease 1341 (4.09) 338 (4.12) 0.90
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 6356 (19.4) 1592 (19.4) 0.95
 Chronic liver disease 8965 (27.3) 2242 (27.3) 0.99
 Diabetes mellitus 2675 (8.15) 672 (8.19) 0.91

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, and

t-test comparing subjects with and without weight loss.