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Table 3 Characteristics of individuals (15+) who needed AT: Frequencies

From: Access to assistive technology in two Southern African countries

  Botswana Swaziland
N % N %
Total N 486 100.0 332 100.0
AT access (Dependent variable)
 Received AT 272 56.0 104 31.3
 Did not receive AT 214 44.0 222 66.9
 Missing 0 0 6 1.8
Gender
 Female 216 44.4 180 54.2
 Male 263 54.1 152 45.8
 Missing 7 1.4 0 0
Locality
 Urban/City 311 64.0 89 26.8
 Rural 174 35.8 243 73.2
 Missing 1 0.2 0 0
Received a formal primary education
 Received 289 59.5 113 34.0
 Did not receive 188 38.7 132 39.8
 Missing 0 0 87 26.2
Employed or receiving social grant a
 Yes 217 44.7 74 22.3
 No 267 54.9 256 77.1
 Missing 2 0.4 2 0.6
Difficulty in: a
 Seeing 169 34.8 73 22.0
 Hearing 99 20.4 62 18.7
 Walking/climbing steps 324 66.7 216 65.1
 Remembering/concentrating 111 22.8 121 36.4
 Self-care 214 44.0 119 35.8
 Communicating 98 20.2 87 26.2
  1. aSee Additional file for description of explanatory variables