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Table 1 Questionnaire items

From: Environmental health practitioners potentially play a key role in helping communities adapt to climate change

Socio-demographics
1 Name of province, district and local authority
2 Age
3 Gender
Knowledge
1 Highest level of education
2 Current employment
3 Training on climate change and health
4 Understanding of the meaning of climate change
Perception
1 Whether or not climate change is a threat to public health
2 Ways in which climate change will impact on communities at the local level
3 Perception of climate change impacts within own local community
4 The three largest health burdens faced by communities as a result of climate change
5 The societal group in EHPs jurisdiction most vulnerable to health effects of climate change
6 The degree to which EHPs should be involved in helping communities adapt to climate change
7 The degree to which EHPs should be involved in helping communities adapt to climate change
8 The level at which adaptation to climate change should be addressed (i.e. global, national, provincial or local)
9 A set of 15 possible climate change health-related mitigation and adaptation interventions with a Likert scale response set from 1 for highest priority to 5 for lowest priority
Preparedness
1 Presence of a climate change and health working group in the department in which the EHP worked.
2 Presence of a climate change and health policy or strategy in place,
3 Budget for climate change and health activities,
4 An official responsible for climate change and health.
5 Have participated in climate change and health adaptation projects as an EHP,