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Table 1—

Barriers to physical activity among low-income patients with type 2 diabetes

Barrier
I have health problems that keep me from exercising 2.78 ± 2.10 
I do not have anyone to exercise with 2.77 ± 2.10 
I have trouble getting back to exercise after a break in my routine 2.69 ± 1.99 
I have joint pain that keeps me from exercising 2.57 ± 1.85 
My leg pain is too bad to exercise 2.52 ± 1.86 
Exercise is physically painful 2.48 ± 1.86 
I do not have enough time at home to exercise 2.42 ± 1.68 
I do not have the right equipment to exercise 2.18 ± 1.75 
I do not have enough time during or after work to exercise 2.16 ± 1.47 
There is not enough time in my schedule to exercise 1.97 ± 1.46 
Barrier
I have health problems that keep me from exercising 2.78 ± 2.10 
I do not have anyone to exercise with 2.77 ± 2.10 
I have trouble getting back to exercise after a break in my routine 2.69 ± 1.99 
I have joint pain that keeps me from exercising 2.57 ± 1.85 
My leg pain is too bad to exercise 2.52 ± 1.86 
Exercise is physically painful 2.48 ± 1.86 
I do not have enough time at home to exercise 2.42 ± 1.68 
I do not have the right equipment to exercise 2.18 ± 1.75 
I do not have enough time during or after work to exercise 2.16 ± 1.47 
There is not enough time in my schedule to exercise 1.97 ± 1.46 

Data are means ± SD. Barriers were rated on 6-point Likert scale (1 = never true, 6 = always true).

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