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Table 3 Difference between body composition measurements and health literacy groups at WL intervention and WL maintenance phase among participants (n=209)

From: Improvement of health literacy and intervention measurements among low socio-economic status women: findings from the MyBFF@home study

  Intervention   Control  
Intervention measurements Mean change ± SD   Mean change ± SD  
With HL improvement Without HL improvement p value With HL improvement Without HL improvement p value
Body weight (kg)
 WL intervention 1.20 ±2.4 1.10 ±2.3 0.790 1.2 ±2.6 0.7 ±2.6 0.443
 WL maintenance -0.29 ±3.1 -0.90 ±2.0 0.290 -0.6 ±3.7 -0.4 ±2.4 0.736
BMI (kg/m2)
 WL intervention 0.53 ±1.0 0.47 ±1.0 0.760 0.5 ±1.1 0.3 ±1.2 0.466
 WL maintenance -0.11 ±1.3 -0.38 ±0.8 0.246 -0.3 ±1.6 -0.2 ±1.0 0.712
Waist circumference (cm)
 WL intervention 3.13 ±4.95 3.48 ±5.2 0.710 2.9 ±5.7 2.8 ±6.4 0.978
 WL maintenance 0.68 ±4.90 0.66 ±4.7 0.980 0.1 ±5.0 1.9 ±4.8 0.127
Body fat %
 WL intervention 1.12 ±2.8 1.90 ±4.4 0.350 0.5 ±1.5 0.9 ±1.8 0.461
 WL maintenance -0.78 ±3.7 -0.30 ±4.2 0.638 -0.7 ±1.5 -0.1 ±2.3 0.223
Visceral fat (cm2)
 WL intervention 4.89 ±7.2 4.87 ±5.8 0.985 5.2 ±11.7 3.9 ±6.6 0.559
 WL maintenance -0.46 ±5.2 -3.09 ±6.7 0.100 -2.8 ±8.9 -0.7 ±6.2 0.308