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Table 2 Ranked essential health needs by respondent categories (n = 80)

From: From knowing our needs to enacting change: findings from community consultations with indigenous communities in Bangladesh

Essential Health Need Community people (n = 60) Health providers (n = 15) Community leaders (n = 5)
Safe drinking water 60 12 4
Sanitary latrine 51 11 4
Community health centre 45 12 3
Physician 43 8 3
Medicine 32 5 -
Health literacy/behaviour change 31 4 1
Community-based health care worker 20 2 -
Roads and transportation 19 5 1
Clean/hygienic environment 17 2 -
Nutritious food 17 1 -
Income opportunities 10 1 1
Educational institutions 8 2 -
Mosquito nets 7 - -
Training for traditional birth attendants 1 - -
Proper housing 1 - -
Community centre 1 - -
Electricity - - 1