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Table 2 Perceived barriers to healthy eating (N = 445)

From: Perceived personal, social and environmental barriers to weight maintenance among young women: A community survey

Barriers to healthy eating Factor loadings Not a barrier (%) A somewhat important barrier (%) A very important barrier (%)
Factor 4: Personal and environmental barriers to healthy eating (Eigenvalue = 4.61, 42% variance, Cronbach's alpha = 0.83)
Do not have enough information about a healthy diet 0.70 72 17 11
Do not have the motivation to eat a healthy diet 0.70 34 41 25
Do not enjoy eating healthy foods 0.80 64 26 10
Do not have the skills to plan, shop for, prepare or cook healthy foods 0.70 73 19 8
Do not have access to healthy foods 0.65 80 16 4
Not able to buy healthy foods that are inexpensive 0.60 60 27 13
Factor 5: Social and environmental barriers to healthy eating (Eigenvalue = 1.23, 11% variance, Cronbach's alpha = 0.72)
No partner's support to eat a healthy diet 0.76 79 13 8
No children's support to eat a healthy diet 0.80 97 2 1
No friends' support to eat a healthy diet 0.57 83 12 5
Not having time to prepare or eat healthy foods because of job 0.47 57 23 20
Not having time to prepare or eat healthy foods because of family commitment 0.55 77 15 8