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Table 1 Sociodemographic profiles of study participants Debark town, 2018 (n = 402)

From: Hand washing practice at critical times and its associated factors among mothers of under five children in Debark town, northwest Ethiopia, 2018

Variables Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Age in years
 20–28 134 33.3
 29–32 69 17.2
 33–40 105 26.1
 41–70 94 23.4
Marital status
 Currently married 319 79.6
 Not married 83 20.4
Religion
 Orthodox 330 82.1
 Muslim 72 17.9
Educational status
 No education 110 27.4
 Primary school 150 37.3
 Secondary school 61 15.2
 College and above 81 20.1
Occupation
 Housewife 245 60.9
 Employed 157 39.1
Family size
 < 5 292 72.6
 ≥ 5 110 27.4
Ever heard about hand washing at critical times
 Yes 338 84.1
 No 64 15.9
Frequency of visit by HEW
 Visited at least once per month 320 79.6
 Never visited in a month 82 20.4
Self-reported knowledge of components of HEP
 Yes 277 68.9
 No 125 31.1
Self-reported availability of water for hand wash
 Yes 384 95.5
 No 18 4.5
Source of water
 Protected 368 91.5
 Unprotected 34 8.5
Type of hand washing facility
 Water only 65 16.2
 Water and soap/ash 337 83.8
  1. HEW Health Extension Worker, HEP Health Extension Program