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Table 6 Bivariate correlations of AT access in Botswana and Swaziland

From: Access to assistive technology in two Southern African countries

  Botswana Swaziland
N Pearson’s Sig. (2-tailed) N Pearson’s Sig. (2-tailed)
Gender – Female 475 - 0.065 0.156 326 −0.015 0.785
Age 482 −0.050 0.276 326 0.109 0.050
Locality – Urban/City 481 0.081 0.076 326 0.058 0.295
Received a formal primary education 475 0.157 0.001 239 0.173 0.007
Employed or receiving grant 480 0.051 0.263 326 0.219 0.000
Possession scale 479 0.161 0.000 315 −0.067 0.234
Dietary diversity scale 468 0.079 0.090 316 −0.045 0.422
Access to information scale 429 0.092 0.058 313 −0.051 0.370
Activity limitations scale 466 −0.010 0.826 323 −0.090 0.108
Seeing 479 −0.192 0.000 324 0.030 0.590
Hearing 473 −0.151 0.001 324 −0.082 0.139
Walking/climbing steps 477 0.371 0.000 323 0.238 0.000
Remembering/concentrating 472 −0.156 0.001 324 −0.250 0.000
Self-care 477 0.046 0.313 324 −0.050 0.372
Communicating 473 −0.101 0.028 324 −0.159 0.004
  1. Boldface signifies positive and negative correlations of factors that met the criterion (p < .20)