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Table 5 Bivariable analysis of hygiene-related factors with acute diarrhea among under-five children in Woldia Town, northeast Ethiopia, March to June 2018

From: Prevalence of acute diarrhea and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) associated factors among children under five in Woldia Town, Amhara Region, northeastern Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Acute diarrhea COR (95% CI) p-value
Yes No
n(%) n(%) n(%)   
Handwashing facility within/around the latrine
 No 382(78.9) 74(19.4) 308(80.6) 1.64(1.14-5.32) 0.041
 Yes 102(21.1) 13(12.7) 89(87.3) 1  
Handwashing facility with water and soap within/near latrine (n= 102)
 No 80(78.4) 10(12.5) 70(87.5) 0.90 (0.43-1.32) 0.456
 Yes 22(21.6) 3(13.6) 19(86.4) 1  
Handwashing practice at critical times
 Poor practice 259(53.5) 60(23.2) 199(76.8) 2.41(1.45-4.00) 0.001
 Good practice 225(46.5) 25(11.1) 200(88.9) 1  
Mother/caregiver knew about germs being removed by handwashing with water and soap
 No 78(16.1) 13(16.7) 65(83.3) 0.93(0.49-1.77) 0.821
 Yes 406(83.9) 72(17.7) 334(82.3) 1  
Mother/caregiver had information about diarrhea being prevented by handwashing with water and soap
 Had no information 54(11.2) 20(37.0) 34(70.0) 3.30(1.79-6.09) <0.001
 Had information 430(88.8) 65(15.1) 365(84.9) 1  
Mother/caregiver had information about WASH
 Had no information 47(9.7) 16(34.0) 31(70.0) 2.75(1.43-5.30) 0.002
 Had information 437(90.3) 69(15.8) 368(84.2) 1  
  1. 1 reference category, COR crud odds ratio, CI confidence interval