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Table 2 Environmental and behavioural characteristics related to under-five children and their bivariate analysis with the occurrence of diarrhoea in rural Ethiopia

From: Socio-demographic, environmental and behavioural risk factors of diarrhoea among under-five children in rural Ethiopia: further analysis of the 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey

Variables Had Diarrhoea recentlyχ2-test
Counts (%)No (%)Yes (%)P-value
Source of drinking water   0.689
 Improved water4241(53.3)3763(88.7)478(11.3) 
 Unimproved3713(46.7)3305(89.0)408(11.0) 
Type of toilet facility   0.034
 Improved toilet facility589(7.4)530(90.0)59(10.0) 
 Unimproved toilet facility3262(41.0)2863(87.8)399(12.2) 
 No Facility/bush/field4103(51.6)3675(89.6)428(10.4) 
Toilet facilities shared with other household   0.041
 No2986(77.5)2648(88.7)338(11.3) 
 Yes865(22.5)745(86.1)120(13.9) 
Disposal of youngest child’s stools   0.070
 Proper disposal2013(38.8)1754(87.1)259(12.9) 
 Improper disposal3171(61.2)2816(88.8)355(11.2) 
Main floor material    
 Natural floor7413(93.2)6594(89.0)819(11.0)0.634
 Rudimentary floor72(0.9)63(87.5)9(12.5) 
 Finished floor469(5.9)411(87.6)58(12.4) 
  1. χ2 Chi-square