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Table 2 The rank of problems according to the frequency from the viewpoint of people (calculated as the average number of people in any 100 people who mentioned the problem)

From: Community based needs assessment in an urban area; A participatory action research project

Rank The problem Frequency
1 lack of easy access to health and medical center 97
2 Existence of mechanical repair shop in the local area 96.4
3 lack of mosques or little people's activity in the mosques 87
4 Lack of parking lots 83.3
5 Lack of interest-free loan fund in the local area 83
6 Lack of fruit/vegetable market and department stores 78
7 Inappropriate rubbish disposal 67.8
8 Poor provision of subsidized milk 67.7
9 littered neighborhood 66.8
10 The asphalt problem 66.6
11 Absence or shortage of sport facilities 65
12 The problem of pathways lightings 62.7
13 Absence or remoteness of feminine high school 61.8
14 The shortage of public transportation vehicles 54.8
15 Disturbance of hooligan youth in the local area 54.4
16 Unemployment of youth 45.5
17 The problem of old water pipes and water shortage in the local area 34.2
18 Insecurity when leaving homes 32.4
19 Addiction among relatives 30.4
20 Low economic welfare indices 29
21 Enormous cost of children's high education 25.4
22 The housing problem 21.5