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Table 2 Awareness and availability of health promotion materials on NCD prevention at 30 primary health care facilities in Cape Town

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

  No. of facilities aware of item* No. of facilities which have the item
i) Wall charts with standard guidelines for diagnosis & treatment
- Hypertension 24 26
- Diabetes 13 13
ii) Booklets   
- Diabetes 26 16
- High blood pressure 13 6
iii) Department of Health National guidelines on:
- Control & management of type 2 diabetes 18 1
- Stroke & transient ischemic attack management 4 1
- Primary prevention of chronic diseases of lifestyle 2 0
- Osteoporosis 1 0
- Prevention & management of overweight & obesity 0 0
- Guidelines for healthy eating 7 1
iv) Pamphlets on:   
- Diabetes (9 different ones available) 0-19 0-17
- Hypertension (4 different ones available) 13- 20 8-16
- Alcohol (1 available) 12 9
- Nutrition (3 different ones available) 11-14 8-11
- Heart disease/cholesterol (4 different ones available) 10- 14 8-9
- Smoking (2 different ones available) 7- 14 6-10
-Physical activity (1 available) 10 5
- Obesity (2 different ones available) 11-17 8-16
v) Posters
- Diabetes (9 different ones available) 12-26 7-20
- Hypertension (4 different ones available) 6-17 2-11
- Alcohol (3 different ones available) 11 3-5
- Nutrition (3 different ones available) 11-14 8-11
- Smoking (2 different ones available) 1 1
vi) Videotapes
- Chronic diseases 1-6 5**
- Obesity & physical activity 0-5 5
- Heart disease and stroke 0-4 5
- Nutrition 2-13 5
- Smoking 1-2 5
  1. *The range differed between minimum and maximum number of different items.
  2. **Only 5 facilities showed videos.