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Table 5 Distribution of responses for barriers regarding physical inactivity in inactive obese attendants (n = 254)

From: Prevalence of physical inactivity and barriers to physical activity among obese attendants at a community health-care center in Karachi, Pakistan

Barriers Responses
  Yes up to some extend No N/A
  Numbers (%) Numbers (%) Numbers (%) Numbers (%)
Personal Barriers     
Do you have information about the importance of physical activity? 72 (28.3) 126 (49.6) 56 (22.0) -
Do you have motivation to do physical activity? 91 (35.8) 22 (8.7) 141 (55.5) -
Do you enjoy physical activity? 103 (40.5) 19 (7.5) 132 (52.0) -
Do you have skills to do physical activity? 20 (8.3) 18 (7.1) 216 (84.6) -
Do you feel embarrassed while doing physical activity? 18 (7.1) 3 (1.2) 233 (91.7) -
Do you have illness/illnesses which interfere with physical activity? 67 (26.4)   187 (73.6) -
Social Barriers     
Do you have spouse's support to do physical activity? 102 (40.2) 9 (3.5) 122 (48.0) 21 (8.3)
Do you have children's support to do physical activity? 88 (34.6) 9 (3.5) 116 (45.7) 41 (16.0)
Do you have other family member's support to do physical activity? 87 (34.3) 9 (3.5) 158 (62.2) -
Environmental Barriers     
Have you been counseled about importance of physical activity by your doctor? 98 (30.0) 101 (34.0) 55 (36.0) -
Do you have access to places to do physical activity? 64 (25.2) 13 (5.1) 177 (69.7) -
Do you have cost effective facilities for physical activity? 72 (28.3) 54 (21.3) 128 (50.4) -
Do you have safe outdoor environment to do physical activity? 120 (47.2) 108 (42.5) 26 (10.3) -
Do you have time for physical activity? 114 (44.9) - 140 (55.1) -