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Table 4 Distribution of homesteads by specific domestic animal kept, water, hygiene, sanitation and source of food

From: Factors associated with occurrence of salmonellosis among children living in Mukuru slum, an urban informal settlement in Kenya

Variables N = 16,236 %
Sheep 451 2.8
Cattle 639 3.9
Dogs 1868 11.5
Pigs 980 6
Cats 3774 23.2
Chicken 2921 18
Goats 1018 6.3
Other 335 2.1
Main source of drinking water in the house
 Own tap 1113 6.9
 Own well 89 0.5
 Communal tap 12,730 78.5
 Communal well/pump 1938 12
 River/Spring/Rainwater 52 0.3
 Other 285 1.8
 Missing 29  
Existing contamination sources around the water source within 20 m
e.g. open sewers, communal latrines/toilets
12,129 75.2
Types of water storage containers used in the home
 Directly from tap 744 4.6
 Water pot 6054 37.6
 Pitcher 1809 11.2
 Jerri can 6224 38.6
 Other 1288 8
 Missing 117  
Water generally boiled before drinking
 Always 6025 40
 Sometimes 2929 19.4
 Never 6069 40.3
 Don’t know 46 0.3
 Missing 1109  
Type of toilet used by the Household
 Public toilet 10,891 67.4
 Flush toilet 4529 28
 Pit latrine 661 4.1
 Bush/river/canal 72 0.4
 Don’t know 15 0.1
 Missing 10  
Household members wash hands after defecation
 Always 13,211 81.7
 Sometimes 2722 16.8
 Never 115 0.7
 Don’t know 118 0.7
 Missing 70  
Frequency of family eating street food
 Never/rarely 3787 23.6
 1 to 2 times/week 6109 38
 3 to 5 times/week 3922 24.4
 4 or more/week 2242 14
 Missing 176  
Grow in backyard 205 1.3
Buy from shop 8247 50.8
Buy from neighbor 1397 8.6
Buy from our mobile vendor 4519 27.8
Buy from village market 4104 25.3