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Table 1.

Distribution of baseline anthropometric variables across categories of weight change

Risk factor modelInitial intervalSubsequent intervalInitial weight changeSubsequent weight change% of Cohort with pattern of changeBaseline BMI (kg/m2)Baseline waist circumference (in)Baseline waist-to-hip ratio
Age 30 y to menopause Menopause to baseline Gain Gain 30 30.1 (5.0) 37.7 (5.2) 0.863 (0.083) 
    No change 23 26.7 (4.4) 34.4 (4.9) 0.839 (0.084) 
    Loss 26.3 (4.9) 34.3 (5.4) 0.841 (0.087) 
   No change/loss Gain 17 27.1 (4.4) 34.6 (5.0) 0.837 (0.085) 
    No change 18 23.3 (3.2) 30.7 (4.0) 0.798 (0.079) 
    Loss 22.6 (4.1) 30.6 (4.7) 0.811 (0.079) 
Age 18-30 y Age 30 y to menopause Gain Gain 39 29.2 (5.2) 36.9 (5.5) 0.860 (0.085) 
    No change 15 26.0 (4.5) 33.6 (5.0) 0.830 (0.084) 
    Loss 26.7 (5.2) 34.4 (5.8) 0.838 (0.095) 
   No change/loss Gain 23 26.8 (4.4) 34.4 (4.9) 0.834 (0.081) 
    No change 17 23.6 (3.4) 30.9 (4.1) 0.801 (0.078) 
    Loss 23.4 (4.6) 30.8 (5.1) 0.802 (0.075) 
Risk factor modelInitial intervalSubsequent intervalInitial weight changeSubsequent weight change% of Cohort with pattern of changeBaseline BMI (kg/m2)Baseline waist circumference (in)Baseline waist-to-hip ratio
Age 30 y to menopause Menopause to baseline Gain Gain 30 30.1 (5.0) 37.7 (5.2) 0.863 (0.083) 
    No change 23 26.7 (4.4) 34.4 (4.9) 0.839 (0.084) 
    Loss 26.3 (4.9) 34.3 (5.4) 0.841 (0.087) 
   No change/loss Gain 17 27.1 (4.4) 34.6 (5.0) 0.837 (0.085) 
    No change 18 23.3 (3.2) 30.7 (4.0) 0.798 (0.079) 
    Loss 22.6 (4.1) 30.6 (4.7) 0.811 (0.079) 
Age 18-30 y Age 30 y to menopause Gain Gain 39 29.2 (5.2) 36.9 (5.5) 0.860 (0.085) 
    No change 15 26.0 (4.5) 33.6 (5.0) 0.830 (0.084) 
    Loss 26.7 (5.2) 34.4 (5.8) 0.838 (0.095) 
   No change/loss Gain 23 26.8 (4.4) 34.4 (4.9) 0.834 (0.081) 
    No change 17 23.6 (3.4) 30.9 (4.1) 0.801 (0.078) 
    Loss 23.4 (4.6) 30.8 (5.1) 0.802 (0.075) 

NOTE: Values are means (SD).

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