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Table 3 Environmental, hygiene and sanitation characteristics of study participants in Deguatemben district, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2018

From: Prevalence and associated factors of active trachoma among 1–9 years old children in Deguatemben, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2018: community cross-sectional study

VariablesCategoryFrequency
(n = 502)*
Percentage
(%)
Access to latrineYes30460.6
No19839.4
Latrine utilization(n = 304)Yes29597
No93
Who use latrine(n = 295)Adults217.1
Children41
All family members27091.8
The solid waste disposal systemProper pit30661
Open field19639
Liquid waste disposalYes18236.3
No32063.7
Food cookingKitchen7915.7
Inside house42384.3
Window in kitchen(n = 79)Yes7594.9
No45.1
Presence of animals in HHYes20741.6
No29558.4
Animal’s living condition(n = 207)Separate animal shed11756
With humans9044
Source of energy for cookingWood/animal dung31462.5
Electricity18837.5
Water sourcePipe9719.3
Protected spring26753
Unprotected spring10520.9
River336.6
Time spent to fetch waterWithin compound9719.3
Less than 30 min11923.7
30 to 59 min18837.5
More than 60 min9819.5
Amount of water /head/dayLess than 20 l19739.2
20 to 60 l23647
More than 60 l6913.7
Frequency of face washingMore than one per day9418.7
Only once per day38476.5
Not daily244.8
Soap useYes37274.1
No13025.9
Frequency of soap use(n = 372)Always17045.7
Some times20254.3
  1. *n = 502 unless specified