Table 2: Barriers to being engaged in physical activity as reported by older Brazilians, according to gender, Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil.

BarriersMen ( = 134)   (%)Women ( = 225)   (%)

Lack of time37 (27.8)81 (36.2)2.6240.10
Feel active enough80 (59.7)107 (48.2)4.4340.03
Lack of company38 (28.4)92 (40.9)5.7090.02
Lack of money53 (39.6)93 (41.7)0.1600.68
Too old30 (22.4)59 (26.2)0.6620.41
Have a disease30 (22.6)86 (38.2)9.3660.02
Poor health21 (15.7)52 (23.1)2.8690.09
Too shy26 (19.4)76 (33.9)8.6830.03
Bad experience 11 (8.2)26 (11.6)1.0450.30
Lack of nearby facilities 56 (41.8)91 (41.0)1.1390.56
Need to relax75 (56.4)129 (58.1)0.1000.75
Lazy56 (41.8)99 (44.0)0.1670.68
Fear of injury34 (25.6)124 (55.1)29.5980.01
Dislike exercise43 (32.1)69 (30.9)0.0510.82
Lack of appropriate clothes27 (20.6)36 (16.1)1.1260.30
Give up soon37 (28.0)72 (32.1)1.2980.52
Feel too fat/thin21 (15.7)52 (23.3)3.0090.01
Lack of energy34 (25.6)94 (41.8)9.5660.02
Do not believe in physical activity1 (0.7)6 (2.7)1.6460.20
Lack of security33 (24.6)79 (35.3)4.4160.04
Bad weather42 (32.1)99 (44.8)5.5560.02
Urinary incontinence6 (4.5)21 (9.5)2.9360.08