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Table 1 Community characteristics of two Shawi communities, Peru, in 2014

From: Kaniuwatewara (when we get sick): understanding health-seeking behaviours among the Shawi of the Peruvian Amazon

  Community A Community B
Population 278 570
Total # of households 36 64
% of households interviewed 31 34
Rural satellite phone Yes Yes
Water and sanitation services None None
Local health facilities None; 1 h by foot to nearest health post Health post with 2 nurse technicians
Travel time to nearest hospital ~ 2 h drive ~ 2 h drive + several hour walk