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Table 3 Churches that experienced or expect barriers to implementing wellness activities by church size (number of active members < 50; 50–99; ≥ 100)

From: Organizational readiness for wellness promotion – a survey of 100 African American church leaders in South Los Angeles

  Total (N = 100) Small (N = 19) Medium (N = 37) Large (N = 44) p-value
Insufficient budget 85% 95% 84% 82% NS
Lack of other resources 81% 84% 78% 82% NS
Not sure how to implement wellness activities 61% 63% 62% 59% NS
Not enough volunteers 58% 53% 62% 57% NS
Members not interested 47% 63% 38% 48% NS
Not sure what topics members would be interested in 37% 32% 38% 39% NS
Lack of commitment from church leadership 36% 37% 30% 41% NS
Too many activities already ongoing 32% 16% 27% 43% 0.07
Members don’t like to participate in research 24% 37% 22% 20% NS
Size of membership 21% 47% 19% 11% < 0.01
# of barriers to implement wellness activities (Mean ± standard deviation) 4.8 ± 1.8 5.3 ± 1.9 4.6 ± 1.6 4.8 ± 2.0 NS
  1. Chi-square test was used for categorical variables and Kruskal-Wallis tests was used for continuous variables