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Table 5 Individuals who received AT: type and acquisition

From: Access to assistive technology in two Southern African countries

  Botswana Swaziland
N % N %
Total N 272 100.0 104 100.0
Type of AT
 Sensory 19 7.0 6 5.8
 Communication 5 1.8 2 1.9
 Personal mobility 218 80.1 84 80.8
 Other a 9 3.3 1 1.0
 Missing (No Type of AT Identified) 32 11.8 16 15.4
Source of AT
 Private 38 14.0 34 32.7
 Government health service 123 45.2 12 11.5
 Other government service 25 9.2 9 8.7
 NGO 27 9.9 11 10.6
 Other 34 12.5 19 18.3
 Missing 33 12.1 19 18.3
Acquisition of AT b    n.a. n.a.
 Bought it myself 42 15.4 n.a. n.a.
 Bought by someone else 21 7.7 n.a. n.a.
 Given for free 184 67.6 n.a. n.a.
 Missing 33 12.1 n.a. n.a.
  1. n.a. not applicable
  2. aOther includes household items, handling products & goods, and personal care & protection products
  3. bThis survey question was not included in the LCS survey for Swaziland