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Table 1

From: Prevalence of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder among adults in obesity treatment

   Age (years) Sex (N) Obesity Class (N) Visits (N)
Group N Mean SD M F III I-II Ov Mean SD
AD 59 44.6 11.4 9 50 26 23 10 56.6 56.6
ADSx 72 42.7 11.0 6 66 18 38 16 37.0 31.9
NAD 84 43.2 10.7 7 77 17 40 27 39.4 44.2
All 215 43.4 10.9 22 193 61 101 53 43.3 45.1
  Starting BMI Ending BMI BMI Change Months (N)
Group Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
AD 39.2 10.0 36.6 9.8 2.6 3.5 38.7 33.0
ADSx 35.5 7.1 33.2 6.3 2.3 2.8 30.3 31.4
NAD 34.6 7.1 30.6 6.9 4.0 3.4 28.6 29.0
All 36.2 8.2 33.1 8.0 3.1 3.4 31.0 31.1
  1. Group: AD = diagnosed with ADHD; ADSx = behaviors consistent with ADHD criteria, but insufficient to allow diagnosis; NAD = few or no symptoms consistent with ADHD. Obesity class: III (Extreme Obesity) = BMI >= 40; I-II (Obesity) = BMI 30 to 39.9; Ov (Overweight) = BMI < 30. BMI Change: Ending BMI – Starting BMI. Months: Total number of months between first and last visits, inclusive.