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Table 3 Personal hygiene and environmental sanitation of households in Hadaleala district, Afar region, northeast Ethiopia, April to May, 2015

From: Acute malnutrition among children aged 6–59 months of the nomadic population in Hadaleala district, Afar region, northeast Ethiopia

Environmental variables Frequency Percentages
Personal hygiene of mothers
 Poor 535 90.5
 Good 56 9.5
Latrine availability
 Yes 108 18.3
 No 483 81.7
Solid waste management
 Controlled 101 17.1
 Open field 490 82.9
Environmental sanitation
 Poor 464 78.5
 Good 127 21.5
Infestation of insects
 Yes 483 81.7
 No 108 18.3
Number of rooms
 One 330 55.8
 Two 231 39.1
 Three 30 5.1
Housing floor material
 Earth/sand 500 84.6
 Cemented 91 15.4