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Table 4 Identified opportunities and problems in the living environment

From: Local professionals’ perceptions of health assets in a low-SES Dutch neighbourhood: a qualitative study

Neighbourhood dimensions (Egan 2004) Asset # Mentioned* Deficit # Mentioned*
(+) Services Many services available 32 (13 resp) Budget cuts 10 (7 resp)
  Accessible/adapted to community needs 21 (10 resp) Poor link to community 7 (6 resp)
  Cooperation 7 (6 resp)   
(+) Housing and the built environment Green space / Sloterplas lake 29 (15 resp) Poor housing 18 (15 resp)
  Renovated dwellings 5 (5 resp) Small dwellings for large families 5 (5 resp)
    Unsafe 5 (4 resp)
    insufficient green space/ clean area 4 (2 resp)
(+) Transport and connectivity Public transport and connectivity 13 (13 resp)   
(−) Governance    No insight in public administration 7 (7 resp)
(−) Environmental    Rubbish in the streets 10 (10 resp)
(−) Social and cultural Many activities 12 (8 resp) Poor social cohesion 19 (11 resp)
  Culture mix (positive) 4 (4 resp) Insufficient culture mix 13 (8 resp)
(−) Economy    Poverty 42 (17 resp)
    One-sided economy 8 (8 resp)
    Unemployment 7 (4 resp)
    Unhealthy food supply 5 (5 resp)
  1. This concerns the number of times the issue was presented in the interviews. In brackets: number of professionals bringing the issue forward