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Table 4 Comparisons of reasons for non-participation between all questionnaire responders and interviewees

From: Exploring non-participation in primary care physical activity interventions: PACE-UP trial interview findings

Reasonsa All non-participant questionnaire (NPQ) responses (N = 1140) Interviewees’ NPQ responses (N = 30)
n (%) n (%)
Did not answer ‘yes’ to any question 141 (12) 2 (7)
Already physically active 668 (59) 20 (67)
Do not have time 468 (41) 13 (43)
Cannot increase physical activity 225 (20) 6 (20)
Not interested to increase physical activity 208 (18) 5 (17)
Do not want to be randomised 113 (10) 3 (10)
Not interested in research 48 (4) 1 (3)
  1. aReasons for declining from NPQ (each non-participant could select one or more reasons from the list and for each question could answer: yes; no; not sure; or leave the question blank)