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Table 3 Awareness of mobilisation activities among members of village water and sanitation committee of intervention villages (n = 170)

From: Promoting latrine construction and use in rural villages practicing open defecation: process evaluation in connection with a randomised controlled trial in Orissa, India

  n %
Respondent is female 91 53
Mean age of respondent (SD) 44 (12)
Invited to participate in training 97 57
Attended the training 67 69
Topics remember being discussed at training   
Benefits of having a latrine 44 66
How to motivate people to build a latrine 30 47
Latrine cost and contribution amounts 21 31
How to motivate people to use latrine 18 27
Instructions on how to construct latrine 11 16
Perceived role as VWSC member   
Encourage households to construct latrines 90 54
Oversee latrine construction work 36 21
Encourage households to use latrines 14 8
Conduct meetings 11 7
Don't know 50 30
Who organises VWSC meetings   
VM 141 89
Other VWSC members 17 9
Number of VWSC meetings remembered being held   
0-4 79 46
5-9 56 33
10+ 29 17
Attended the last VWSC meeting 94 55
How often is the village motivator present at those meetings   
Always 150 93
Sometimes 5 3
Rarely 1 1
Never 5 3
Ever conducted household visits 102 60
Frequency of visits   
1-4 39 38
5-9 18 17
10+ 41 40
Remember discussing during those visits   
Instruction on how to construct latrine 86 51
Latrine cost breakdown and contribution amounts 76 45
Benefits of having a latrine 65 39
How to use and maintain a latrine 30 17