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Table 2 Barriers to exercise for women with and without PCOS

From: Physical activity and mental health in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Barrier PCOS (%) Control (%) Χ 2 (p)
Lack of time 121 (79) 46 (72) 0.33 (0.569)
Fatigue 118 (77) 44 (69) 0.44 (0.508)
Not confident can maintain* 109 (72) 32 (50) 3.97 (0.046)
Tiredness 57 (37) 16 (25) 2.32 (0.128)
Fear of injury* 47 (31) 11 (17) 4.08 (.043)
Physical limitations* 45 (29) 5 (8) 11.92 (0.001)
Bad weather 45 (29) 20 (31) 0.07 (0.796)
No motivation 40 (26) 24 (38) 2.25 (0.134)
Not important 39 (25) 13 (20) 0.56 (0.456)
Cost 26 (17) 10 (16) 0.03 (0.862)
Young children 17 (11) 4 (6) 1.47 (0.225)
Illness 13 (9) 3 (5) -
Spousal influence 4 (3) 1 (2) -
Other 3 (2) 0 (0) -
No enjoyment 0 (0) 0 (0) -
  1. Note: *indicates significant difference between groups based on Chi-Square goodness of fit analyses (p<0.05).