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Table 1 Participant characteristics (parent and child focus groups)

From: Perceived barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity for children with disability: a qualitative study

Group type Location No of participants (male: famle) Children’s
Age (mean ± SD) Age range (years) Disability
Children Metro 4 (3M:1F) 12 12 Cerebral Palsy (n = 4)
Metro 7 (5M:2F) 12.5 ± 0.5 12-13 Intellectual disability (n = 3)
Intellectual disability & Autism Spectrum Disorder (n = 2)
Developmental Delay (n = 2)
Metro 6 (2M:4F) 15.0 ± 1.1 13-16 Developmental Delay (n = 2)
Intellectual disability (n = 2)
Cerebral Palsy & Intellectual Disability (n = 1)
Multiple Disabilities (n = 1)
Mixed 6 (5M:1F) 15.8 ± 1.2 14-17 Vision Impairment (n = 4)
Vision Impairment & Cerebral Palsy (n = 1)
Vision Impairment & Hearing Impairment (n = 1)
Parents Metro 5 (5F) 11.0 ± 2.2 7-12 Cerebral Palsy (n = 4)
Cerebral Palsy & Aphasia (n = 1)
Regiona 8 (2M:6F) 8.5 ± 3.7 6-17 Intellectual disability (n = 3)
Multiple disabilities (n = 3)
Intellectual disability & Autism Spectrum Disorder (n = 2)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (n = 2)
Metroa 7 (7F) 12.3 ± 3.1 7-16 Developmental Delay (n = 4)
Multiple disabilities (n = 1)
Intellectual Disability (n = 1)
Cerebral Palsy (n = 1)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (n = 1)
  1. Abbreviations: Metro metropolitan, Region regional
  2. aOne or more parents in the group had more than one child with a disability aged between 6 to 18 years