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Table 1 Summary of equipment available at health facilities (n = 30)

From: Health promotion services for patients having non-comminicable diseases: Feedback from patients and health care providers in Cape Town, South Africa

Equipment Available at all facilities No. (%) of facilities with 0 items No. (%) of facilities with 1 item No. (%) of facilities with 2 items No. (%) of facilities with 3 items No. (%) of facilities with 4 items No. (%) of facilities with 5 + items Max no. of items at facility
Adult scale Yes   11 (37) 11 (37) 4 (13) 2 (7) 2 (7) 6
Height measures No 4 (13) 13 (43) 9 (30) 3 (10) 0 (0) 1 (3) 8
BMI charts No 13 (43) 11 (37) 2 (7) 3 (10) 0 (0) 1 (3) 15
Tape measures No 16 (53) 8 (27) 2 (7) 3 (10) 1 (3) 0 (0) 4
Hb meters Yes   9 (30) 14 (47) 3 (10) 3 (10) 1 (3) 6
Glucometers Yes   16 (53) 8 (27) 2 (7) 2 (7) 2 (7) 7
Baumonometers Yes   1 (3) 0 (0) 3 (10) 2 (7) 24 (80) 17
BP cuffs Yes   1 (3) 0 (0) 3 (10) 2 (7) 24 (80) 17
Large BP cuffs No 5 (17) 8 (27) 8 (27) 6 (17) 3 (10) 0 (0) 4
Visual acuity charts Yes   9 (30) 11 (37) 3 (10) 5 (17) 2 (7) 6
Opthalmoscopes Yes   0 (0) 2 (7) 7 (23) 3 (10) 18 (60) 15
Television No 3 (10) 21 (70) 3 (10) 2 (7) 0 (0) 1 (3) 5
Video machines No 4 (13) 21 (70) 4 (13) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3