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Table 1 Number of participants in interviews, focus groups and assessments, by place and type

From: Why increasing availability of ART is not enough: a rapid, community-based study on how HIV-related stigma impacts engagement to care in rural South Africa

   Naledi Moses Kotane Lekwa Teemane Rustenburg Total
Type Description Number of participants
Provider interview Nurses, facility managers, doctors, pharmacists, HIV counselors, social workers, lab technicians and data capturers. 33 26 21 18 98
Key informant interview Farm (Naledi) and mine management (Moses Kotane), social development workers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), home based carers, traditional healers, traditional leaders, ward councillors, Department of Health (DOH) officials, religious leaders and tavern owners. 38 22 37 24 121
Community member interview Young adults (18–35), sex workers, mobile workforce (e.g. truck drivers), migrant populations, people living with HIV, church members, tavern clients, farm workers (Naledi, Lekwa Teemane), mine workers (Moses Kotane, Rustenburg), people living in informal settlements, men who have sex with men, self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals. 57 32 68 57 214
Focus group Primarily community members sharing a common characteristic (occupation, youth, religion, etc.); also included some key informants such as home based care workers and NGO staff. 63 70 50 68 251
   Number of facilities
Facility assessment Clinics, community health centers, hospitals, roadside clinics and mobile clinics. 4a 8 7a 8 27
  1. arepresents all clinics in the sub-districts, exclusive of hospitals