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Table 2 Program planning

From: ‘Listen and learn:’ participant input in program planning for a low-income urban population at cardiovascular risk

  Frequency Percentage
Health interventions you would like in your community:
 Walking programs/exercise activities 22 66.67
 Cooking classes/healthy prepared meals 22 66.67
 Community gardens/farmer’s markets 17 51.52
 Incentives/coupons 16 48.48
 Other 4 12.12
Most important in a program, to meet health goals:
 Someone who knows what I’m going through 19 57.58
 People to share the experience with 18 54.55
 Support network so I don’t feel isolated/alone 17 51.52
 People who won’t judge me 17 51.52
 Place where I can be myself and “feel normal” 14 42.42
 Place to exercise 14 42.42
 Quiet space to relax 12 36.36
 Role models I can look up to 8 24.24
As part of this program, I would be interested in:
 Getting healthy meals/baskets of nutritious foods 28 84.85
 Learning ways to relax in stressful situations 20 60.61
 Cooking demonstrations 18 54.55
 Exercise instruction/group class 16 48.48
 Yoga/gentle yoga class 14 42.42
 Answers to my questions about a healthy diet 14 42.42
 Information on ways to exercise on a budget 13 39.39
 Tours of local food stores with advice on healthy diet 12 36.36
 Not sure 3 9.09