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Table 3 Environmental health related characteristics of the households, Dabat District, northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Stunting, wasting and associated factors among children aged 6–24 months in Dabat health and demographic surveillance system site: A community based cross-sectional study in Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent (%)
Source of drinking water
 Safe sourcea 212 36.1
 Unsafe sourceb 375 63.9
Water treatment habit
 Not at all 550 93.7
 Sometimes 23 3.9
 Always 14 2.4
Availability of latrine   71.9
 Yes 165 28.1
 No 422 71.9
Waste disposal
 Appropriatec 74 12.6
 Inappropriated 513 87.4
Hand washing habit after toilet
 Not at all 71 12.1
 Sometimes 111 18.9
 Always 405 69
  1. a Piped, protected well and spring water
  2. b Unprotected well, spring and surface water
  3. c Collected by municipality, buried and burned
  4. d Dumped in street/open space, compound and river