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Table 5 Farmers personal hygiene practices and diarrhea presentation

From: Prevalence and risk factors of human Balantidium coli infection and its association with haematological and biochemical parameters in Ga West Municipality, Ghana

Practices Frequency (%)
Restricted entry into pigsty  
 Yes 3 (12.5)
 No 21 (87.5)
Getting soiled with pig faeces when cleaning pigsty
 Yes 26 (100.0)
 No 0 (0.0)
Average number of times, in a day, farmer enters pigsty
 1 5 (19.2)
 2 17 (65.3)
 3 3 (11.5)
 4 1 (3.8)
Frequency of washing farm clothing, in a week
 None 5 (19.2)
 Once 15 (57.7)
 Twice 6 (23.1)
 Person that washes farm clothing  
 Self 15 (57.7)
 Spouse 7 (26.7)
 Child 4 (15.3)
Disinfecting of farm clothing with domestic bleach before washing
 Yes 1 (3.8)
 No 25 (96.2)
Using protective glove to wash farm clothing  
 Yes 3 (11.5)
 No 23 (88.5)