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Table 3 Final prioritization of the problems of urban area under study

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

Rank The problem Total score
1 The asphalt problem 2508.3
2 Lack of easy access to health and medical centers 2317.2
3 Addiction among relatives 2315
4 Unemployment of youth 2285.8
5 Inappropriate rubbish disposal 2248.7
6 Absence and remoteness of feminine high school 2128.1
7 The problem of pathways lightings 2102.4
8 Absence or shortage of sport facilities 2004.2
9 Existence of mechanical repair shop in the local area 1984.2
10 Lack of parking lots 1914.2
11 The shortage of public transportation vehicles 1894.9
12 Lack of fruit/vegetable market and department stores 1883.4
13 littered neighborhood 1859.7
14 Low economic welfare indices 1770.5
15 lack of interest-free loan fund in the local area 1765.1
16 Poor provision of subsidized milk 1653
17 Enormous cost of children's high education 1632.3
18 Disturbance of hooligan youth in the region 1624.3
19 Lack of mosques or their low level of activity 1501.3
20 The problem of old water pipes and water shortage in the local area 1485.8
21 Insecurity when leaving the homes 1453.8
22 The housing problem 1097.5