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Table 4 Characteristics of individuals (15+) who needed AT: Descriptive statistics

From: Access to assistive technology in two Southern African countries

  Botswana Swaziland
N Mean SD N Mean SD
Age 482 48.2 21.4 332 35.2 18.1
Socio-economic status (SES) indicators a
 Possession scale (0–26) 483 8.3 4.9 321 8.4 4.8
 Dietary diversity scale (0–12) 468 8.3 2.4 322 8.4 3.0
 Access to information scale (0–6) 429 3.3 1.7 319 3.6 1.8
Activity limitations scale (0–18) a 470 4.4 2.7 329 4.1 2.6
  1. aSee Additional file for description of explanatory variables