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Table 1 Goods possessed by the household (% overall and by site)

From: Association of car ownership and physical activity across the spectrum of human development: Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study (METS)

  Overall USA Seychelles Jamaica South Africa Ghana
Electricity 97 100 100 99 96 89
Cell phone 96 99 98 99 93 91
Television 92 100 100 98 84 81
Electric iron 90 99 100 94 90 68
Radio or CD player 88 97 97 89 72 86
Refrigerator 84 100 99 90 75 55
Watch or clock 83 99 96 88 55 78
Modern stove 81 99 98 97 83 28
DVD or VCR 80 98 95 82 65 62
Sofa 78 98 99 62 71 60
Fan 72 98 93 96 14 59
Microwave oven 52 99 49 67 36 10
Computer 43 84 61 42 9 16
Satellite Dish or Cable TV 40 83 56 48 7 4
Car or truck 36 86 37 34 12 12
Telephone land line 34 69 58 20 15 6
Bicycle 30 68 16 38 10 16
Sewing machine 29 23 43 16 26 37
Air conditioner 23 93 7 8 2 2
Mean # Goods (SD) 11.3 (4.0) 15.9 (1.7) 13.0 (2.1) 11.7(2.8) 8.2 (2.8) 7.7 (3.2)
HH owns 13+ goods (%) 42.4 95.8 62.1 42.0 5.4 5.3
  1. note: p < 0.001 for differences across sites in mean goods owned and whether households own 13 or more goods.
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