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Table 3 Household related characteristics of the study participants in the predominantly rural population of northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Stunting and its determinant factors among children aged 6–59 months in Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Source of drinking water
 Protected source 501 38.7
 Unprotected source 794 61.3
Time to fetch water
  ≤ 30 min 955 73.7
  > 30 min 340 26.3
Water treatment
 Not at all 1196 92.4
 Always 68 5.3
 Sometimes 31 2.4
Availability of latrine
 Yes 387 29.9
 No 908 70.1
Waste disposal
 Appropriatea 160 12.4
 Inappropriateb 1135 87.6
Hand washing before feeding
 Not at all 12 0.9
 Sometimes 41 3.2
 Always 1242 95.9
Hand washing after toilet
 Not at all 140 10.8
 Sometimes 222 17.1
 Always 933 72
  1. aCollected by municipality, buried and burned
  2. bDumped in street/open space, compound and river