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Table 3 Perceived barriers to recess PA mentioned in the post-it note activity

From: Barriers for recess physical activity: a gender specific qualitative focus group exploration

Barriers mentioned in post-it note activity Total % Girls % Boys %
  (n = 34) (n = 17) (n = 17)
Natural    
Weather 50 65 35
Social    
No-one to play with/not allowed in group play 9 12 6
Conflicts (disagreement, dominance) 41 35 47
Peer influence 15 18 12
Lack of teacher support/delayed by teacher 9 12 6
Physical    
Occupied play facilities 12 12 12
Lack of maintenance 15 12 18
Lack of grass areas 9 12 6
Lack of space 29 29 29
Lack of play facilities 68 71 65
Lack of access to play facilities 12 12 12
Boring play facilities 6 6 6
Organizational    
Recess duration 12 12 12
PE prior to recess 6 6 6
Allowed to stay inside 6 6 6
Use of electronic devices 29 29 29