Skip to main content

Table 2 Associated factors of self-reported hand washing practice at critical times among mothers of under five children at 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/ Categories Hand washing practice COR (95% C.I.) AOR (95% C.I.)
Good (%) Poor (%)
Ever heard about hand washing at critical times
 Yes 182 (53.8) 156 (46.2) 1.5 (0.88,2.57)
 No 28 (43.8) 36 (56.3) 1  
Self-reported knowledge of components of HEP
 Yes 163 (58.8) 114 (41.2) 2.37 (1.54, 3.66) 1.51 (0.94,2.45)
 No 47 (37.6) 78 (62.4) 1  
Self-reported availability of water for hand washing
 Yes 207 (53.9) 177 (46.1) 5.85 (1.67, 20.53) 4.86 (1.27,18.69)*
 No 3 (16.7) 15 (83.3) 1 1
Type of hand washing material
 Water only 25 (38.5) 40 (61.5) 1 1
 Water and soap/ash 185 (54.9) 152 (45.1) 1.95 (1.13,3.35)
Knowledge
 Good 130 (67.7) 62 (32.3) 3.41 (2.26,5.14) 2.98 (1.92,4.60)***
 Poor 80 (38.1) 130 (61.9) 1 1
Attitude
 Desirable 178 (60.8) 115 (39.2) 3.72 (2.32,5.98) 3.37 (2.03,5.58)***
 Undesirable 32 (29.4) 77 (70.6) 1 1
  1. *p ≤ 0.05, ***p ≤ 0.001, CI confidence interval, AOR, COR Hosmer and Lemshow goodness-of-fit