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Table 2 Environmental characteristics of selected households in Metema District, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 752)

From: Low prevalence of active trachoma and associated factors among children aged 1–9 years in rural communities of Metema District, Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variable Number (N) Percent (%)
Source of Water
 Protected source 553 73.5
 Unprotected source 199 26.5
Distance to collect water (round trip)
  < =30 min 499 66.4
  > 30 min 253 33.6
Average water consumption
 40–60 l per head 199 26.5
 60–80 l per head 304 40.4
 Above 80 l per head 249 33.1
Accesses of latrine
 No 72 9.6
 Yes 680 90.4
Latrine utilization
 Improper utilization 285 37.9
 Proper utilization 467 62.1
Disposal of garbage
 Improper disposal 319 42.4
 Proper disposal 433 57.6
Compound cleanses
 No 268 35.6
 Yes 484 64.6
Animal keeping practice separately at home
 Kept only at night 18 2.4
 Kept both night and day 734 97.6