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Table 3 hygiene and safety-related characteristics of mentally disabled and non-disabled primary school students in Bahir Dar City, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 418)

From: Intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among mentally disabled and non-disabled primary school students, Bahir Dar, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia, 2018: a comparative cross-sectional study

Characteristics Students with disability status
Disabled Students(n = 104) Non-disabled students(n = 314) Total(n = 418)
Variables Category Freq (%) X 2 , p Freq (%) X 2 , p Freq (%) X 2 , p
Water contact activity 1 time/week 10(9.6) X2 = 2.846, p = 0.416 54(17.2) X2 = 7.002, P = 0.072 64(15.3) X2 = 7.596, P = 0.055
2–3 times/week 9(8.7) 42(13.4) 51(12.2)
> 3 times/week 2(1.9) 48(15.3) 50(12.0)
Never 83(79.8) 170(54.1) 253(60.5)
Latrine utilization Always 50(48.1) X2 = 0.879, p = 0.644 314(100) 364(87.1) X2 = 6.525, P = 0.038
Sometimes 41(39.4) 0(0) 41(9.8)
Never 13(12.5) 0(0) 13(3.1)
Type of latrine at home Dry latrine 35(33.7) X2 = 9.044, p = 0.011 30(9.6) X2 = 4.118, P = 0.128 65(15.6) X2 = 13.618, P = 0.001
Flush latrine 25(24.0) 108(34.4) 133(31.8)
Pour-flush 44(42.3) 176(56.1) 220(52.6)
Hand washing facility No 55(52.9) X2 = 2.268, p = 0.132 98(31.2) X2 = 5.813, P = 0.016 153(36.6) X2 = 10.915, P = 0.001
Yes 49(47.1) 216(68.8) 265(63.4)
Defecation modality Using latrine 45(43.3) X2 = 6.816, p = 0.033 314(100) 359(85.9) X2 = 14.470, P = 0.001
Open field 41(39.4) 0(0) 41(9.8)
Using popo 18(17.3) 0(0) 18(4.3)
Previous health checks No 68(65.4) X2 = 12.279, p < 000 165(52.5) X2 = 13.871, P < 0.000 233(55.7) X2 = 26.910, P < 0.000
Yes 36(34.6) 149(47.5) 185(44.3)
When do you have a health checkups <  1 year 28(26.9) X2 = 6.907, p = 0.009 97(30.9) X2 = 14.501, P = 0.002 125(29.9) X2 = 27.154, P < 0.000
1 year–2 year 5(4.8) 28(8.9) 33(7.9)
> 2 years 3(2.9) 24(7.6) 27(6.5)
Never 68(65.4) 165(52.5) 233(55.7)
Ways of transportation Car/taxi 26(25.0) X2 = 1.499, p = 0.473 73(23.2) X2 = 26.124, P < 0.000 99(23.7) X2 = 22.265, P < 0.000
Foot 24(23.1) 85(27.1) 109(26.1)
Both 54(51.9) 156(49.7) 210(50.2)
  1. NB. Freq = Frequency, % = percent