Table 1.

Participant characteristics (n = 138).

Mean (SD) or n (%)
Age, years58.8 (7.9)
Baseline weight, kg91.0 (13.2)
Baseline BMI, kg/m234.1 (4.2)
Waist circumference, cm99.3 (9.9)
Waist–height ratio0.61 (0.06)
Ruralitya
 Large rural82 (45%)
 Small/isolated rural76 (55%)
Time since treatment, y3.5 (2.5)
Cancer stage
 011 (8%)
 I64 (46%)
 II46 (33%)
 III17 (12%)
Education
 High school/GED30 (22%)
 Some college55 (40%)
 Bachelor's degree31 (23%)
 Master's degree/doctorate22 (16%)
Race/ethnicity, Caucasian137 (99%)
Marital status
 Married/cohabitating118 (86%)
 Single/divorced11 (8%)
 Widowed9 (7%)
Employment66 (48%)
 Full-time
 Part-time33 (24%)
 Retired/not employed39 (28%)
Breast cancer treatment history
 Mastectomy63 (46%)
 Lumpectomy75 (54%)
 Chemotherapy89 (64%)
 Radiation98 (71%)
Current antihormone therapy80 (58%)
Weight change 0 to 6 months, kg−13.3 (5.0)
 Relative to baseline, %−14.6 (5.2)
Weight change 6 to 18 months, kg4.0 (5.2)
 Relative to 6 months, %4.0 (6.4)
Weight change 0 to 18 months, kg−9.3 (7.3)
 Relative to baseline, %−10.3 (7.9)
  • Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; GED, general equivalency diploma.

  • aOn the basis of rural–urban commuting area codes.