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Table 1 General characteristics of the households/respondents surveyed. Significant p values in bold

From: Prevalence of diarrhoea and associated risk factors among children under five years old in Pader District, northern Uganda

VariablenPercentage95% CI χ2p
Sex of the child  LowerUpper  
Age of child (months)
Number of under five children
 Up to one11547.140.953.40.9970.318
 Two or more12952.946.659.1  
Age of mother/child caretaker
 6 to 1562.
 16 to 3015965.259.070.9  
  ≥ 317932.426.738.4  
Education level of the mother or child caretaker
 No formal education2711.17.615.50.3040.859
 Secondary and above5120.916.226.3  
Number of household member/family size
 Less than 511145.539.351.810.7630.005
 6 to 99438.532.644.7  
 10 to 153916.011.821.0  
Income status of the family
Source of drinking water
 Piped water5623.018.028.5  
Nature of water source
 Protected14760.265.476.723.339< 0.001
Houses shared with domestic animals
Disposal of the youngest child’s stool
 Proper way19780.775.485.31.4110.235
 Improper way4719.314.724.6  
Latrine availability
Ownership of latrine
Environmental cleanliness
Handwashing facilities near the latrine
Availability of separate kitchen
Racks for drying utensils
Warming of cold foods
 Yes14961.154.867.017.221< 0.001
Boiling of drinking water
Age of child started supplementary food
 Less than 6 months2610.
 6–12 months20383.278.187.5  
  > 12 months/not started156.13.69.7  
Child weaning time
 On breastfeeding1094738.550.97.4200.024
 Weaning < 1 year156.13.69.7  
 Weaning > 1 year12049.242.955.4  
Handwashing practices at critical times
 Yes15262.356.168.219.616< 0.001
Immunization status of child