Table 1 Descriptive data of studies included in this paper

From: Long-term weight loss after diet and exercise: a systematic review

Reference Country n Sex Age Intervention Dropout rate (%) Length of treatment (weeks) Follow-up (months)
1. Borg et al11a Finland 90 M 35–50 D × D+E 24 32 24
2. Fogelholm et al12 Finland 82 F 30–45 D × D+E 9.4 40 24
3. Wadden et al13, b USA 120 F 30–50 D × D+E 17 48 12
4. Fogelholm et al 14 Finland 82 F 30–45 D × D+E 9.4 40 24
5. Andersen et al15 USA 40 F 21–60 D × D+E 17.5 16 12
6. Weinstock et al 16, b USA 120 F 30–50 D × D+E 17 48 12
7. Wadden et al 17, b USA 120 F 30–50 D × D+E 17 48 12
8. Skender et al18 USA 127 F & M 25–45 D × E × D+E 19 52 12
9. Wing et al19 USA 55 F & M 30–65 D × D+E 14.5 10 12
  1. Abbreviations: USA, United States of America; F, female; M, male; D, diet; E, exercise; D+E, diet and exercise; studies excluded from analysis due to data duplicity are in boldface.
  2. aTwo groups with variable intensities of exercise in the original paper were grouped in a single group (using t-test) and compared to the diet only group.
  3. bThree groups with variable intensities of exercise in the original paper were grouped in a single group (using t-test) and compared to the diet only group.