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Table 2 Environmental characteristics of the households in Bahir Dar city, Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Prevalence of diarrhea and associated factors among under-five children in Bahir Dar city, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016: a cross-sectional study

Name of variables Category Frequency (n = 498) Percentage
Household floor type Mud 286 57.4
Cement 212 42.6
Household roof type Corrugated iron 477 95.8
Others 21 4.2
Hand wash facilities Yes 300 60.2
No 198 39.8
Latrine availability Yes 480 96.4
No 18 3.6
Type of latrine (n = 480) Improved 333 69.4
Not improved 147 30.6
Owner ship of latrine (n = 480) Private 308 64.2
Shared 172 35.8
Faces seen in the pit hole (n = 480) Yes 52 10.8
No 428 85.9
Faces seen around the compound (n = 498) Yes 34 6.8
No 464 93.2
If no latrine where they use(n = 18) Open field 16 88.9
Others 2 11.1
Refuse disposal method (n = 498) Proper 476 95.6
Improper 22 4.4
Water storage container Jerry can 360 72.3
Others 138 27.7
Mean daily water consumption 41.94 ± 17.43SD