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Table 2 Percentage of subjects according to weight category at follow-up. Depending on their body weight at follow-up (2 to 11 years after beginning the program), subjects are placed in the present table in categories ranging from "Heavier than before program" to "Weight loss of more than 25% of initial body weight". For each follow-up period, percentage of subjects who maintain a 5% or a 10% loss from initial body weight is indicated.

From: Weight loss maintenance in women two to eleven years after participating in a commercial program: a survey

Follow- Same or Weight Weight Weight Weight At At
up heavier loss loss loss loss least a least a
  than 0,1- 5–9,9% 10- 15% or 5% 10%
  before 4,9%   14,9% more weight weight
  program      loss loss
2 years 34,5% 21,8% 14,5% 9,1% 20,0% 43,6% 29,1%
(n = 55)        
3 years 42,9% 23,8% 14,3% 14,3% 4,8% 33,4% 19,1%
(n = 42)        
4 years 52,4% 23,8% 11,9% 4,8% 7,1% 23,9% 11,9%
(n = 42)        
5–6 years 50,8% 10,9% 21,8% 9,1% 7,3% 38,2% 16,4%
(n = 55)        
7–8 years 58,9% 11,8% 13,7% 11,8% 3,9% 29,4% 15,7%
(n = 51)        
9–11 58,7% 21,7% 8,7% 2,2% 8,7% 19,6% 10,9%
years        
(n = 46)        
2 to 11 49,5% 18,6% 14,4% 8,6% 8,9% 31,9% 17,5%
yrs (all (n = 144) (n = 54) (n = 42) (n = 25) (n = 26) (n = 90) (n = 48)
subjects)        
(n = 291)        
5 to 11 56,1% 14,8% 14,7% 7,7% 6,6% 29,1% 14,3%
years (n = 85) (n = 22) (n = 23) (n = 12) (n = 10) (n = 45) (n = 22)
(n = 152)