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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: “I don’t have the heart”: a qualitative study of barriers to and facilitators of physical activity for people with coronary heart disease and depressive symptoms

  n %
Gender   
 Male 12 80
 Female 3 20
Background   
 Non-English speaking background 3 20
 English-speaking background 12 80
Paid employment   
 Yes 4 27
 No 11 73
Education   
 < Year 10 7 47
 Year 11 or 12 5 33
 Post-Year 12 (including trade) 3 20
Time since cardiac event   
 <6 months 6 40
 6-12 months 9 60
Event type   
 Acute myocardial infarction 5 33
 Percutaneous coronary intervention 5 33
 Coronary artery bypass graft 3 20
 Repaired/replaced valve 2 14
Sufficiently active*   
 Yes 6 40
 No 9 60
  1. Note. *sufficiently active according to National Heart Foundation of Australia’s PA recommendations (i.e., participating in at least 30 min of moderate intensity PA on most, if not all, days of the week).