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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Factors influencing adherence to regular exercise in middle-aged women: a qualitative study to inform clinical practice

Characteristics Participants (N = 53)
Age (years)
  40-45 12
  46-50 13
  51-55 17
  56-60 9
  61-65 2
Education
  Secondary school 2
  Some college 5
  College 12
  Some university 7
  University 27
Types of physical activity
  Multiple activities (e.g., walk, run, cycle, swim, weights, dance, yoga, ski) 31
  Walking only 19
  Inconsistent 3
Menopause severity score
  0 none 1
  1-10 18
  11-20 20
  21-30 13
  31-40 1
  40-44 very severe 0
Menstrual periods
  None for 1 year or longer 25
  Yes within last year 28
Body mass index
  18.4 or lower 3
  18.5 to 24.9 19
  25.0 to 29.9 15
  30.0 to 39.9 13
  40.0 or higher 3
Feel safe to walk in the neighbourhood
  In the day 51
  After night 31
  1. N/R = not reported.