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Table 3 Prevalence of perceived barriers to physical activity

From: A cross-sectional study on the perceived barriers to physical activity and their associations with domain-specific physical activity and sedentary behaviour

  Not really a barrier Somewhat of a barrier/Very much a barrier
  Weighted % n Weighted % n
A disability or injury 80.4 2239 19.6 624
Young children or family needs 73.7 2110 26.4 753
Work 51.9 1602 48.1 1260
The weather (e.g., wet and hot) 50.4 1599 49.6 1263
Pollution—Haze 43.9 1360 56.1 1503
Lack of time 34.7 1110 65.3 1754
Cost 78.0 2219 22.0 643
Safety concerns (e.g., street lighting, traffic) 76.8 2239 23.2 625
Limited accessibility of gym or other exercise facilities (e.g., distance hours, open, availability) 74.1 2160 25.9 685
Age 80.2 2279 19.7 584
Lack of footpaths, cycle lanes or parks 84.0 2450 16.0 414
Feeling tired 35.3 1104 64.7 1760
  1. Missing observations: A disability or injury (n = 4), young children of family needs (n = 4), work (n = 5), weather (n = 5), pollution (n = 4), lack of time (n = 3), cost (n = 5), safety concerns (n = 3), limited accessibility (n = 22), age (n = 4), Lack of footpaths, cycle lanes or parks (n = 3), feeling tired (n = 3)