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Table 2 Characteristics of qualitative interview participants and their current wheelchairs, in Kenya and Philippines, based on questionnaire data

From: Perspectives of basic wheelchair users on improving their access to wheelchair services in Kenya and Philippines: a qualitative study

  Kenya Philippines
Age Number Percentage Number Percentage
 18-34 9 39.1 4 16.7
 35-49 7 30.4 10 41.7
 50+ 7 30.4 10 41.7
Male gender 12 52.2 12 50
Highest education attained
 Primary 7 30.4 7 29.2
 Secondary, Post-Sec, Vocational 9 39.1 8 33.3
 College or University 7 30.4 9 37.5
Marital status
 Married or cohabiting 8 36.4 12 50
 Never married or cohabiting 11 50.0 9 37.5
 Divorced, separated, or widowed 3 13.6 3 12.5
Employment status
 Unemployed 6 26.1 8 33.3
 Trading or selling 1 4.3 6 25.0
 Student 4 17.4 1 4.2
 Craftsman 3 13.0 3 12.5
 Other 9 39.1 6 25
Condition that led to wheelchair use
 Spinal cord injury 11 47.8 5 20.8
 Polio/postpolio 5 21.7 9 37.5
 Congenital 4 17.4 2 8.3
 Other 3 13 8 33.3
Source of current wheelchair
 Mission hospital 2 8.7   
 Government 1 4.3 11 45.8
 Charitable organization 11 47.8 5 20.8
 Pharmacy or medical supply store 1 4.3 2 8.3
 Friend or family 4 17.4 2 8.3
 Other 4 26.1 4 16.7
Current wheelchair was free 21 91.3 17 70.8
Type of wheelchair
 Basic indoor chair 13 56.5 22 91.7
 Rough terrain chair 10 43.4 2 8.3
Level of wheelchair use
 Not daily 1 4.3 8 33.3
 1-7 h daily 4 17.4 6 25
 8+ hours daily 18 78.3 10 41.7
Totalb 23 100 24 100
  1. aIncludes one don’t know in Kenya; bOne missing in Kenya