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Table 2 Environmental and Behavioral factors of study participants in rural communities of Gonji kollela District, Northwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Prevalence and associated factors of active trachoma among childeren aged 1–9 years in rural communities of Gonji Kolella district, West Gojjam zone, North West Ethiopia

Characteristic Number (618) Percentage (%)
Source of water
 Pipe 434 70.2
 Protected well 115 18.6
 Protected spring 39 6.3
 Unprotected spring 30 4.9
Time to obtain water
 ≤30 min 516 83.5
 30 min–2 h 102 16.5
Amount of water used per day
 60–80 l 397 64.2
 20–40 l 187 30.3
 Greater than 80 l 25 4
 Less than 20 l 9 1.5
Place where cook food
 Separately in the living room 433 70.1
 In the field 185 29.9
Presence of window in the cooking room (n = 433)
 No 178 41.1
 Yes 255 58.9
Mechanism of disposing dry waste
 Proper 439 71
 Improper 179 29
Presence of latrine
 Yes 590 95.5
 No 28 4.5
Utilization of latrine
 Yes 352 59.6
 No 238 40.3
Owner ship of cattle
 Yes 525 85
 No 93 15
Place where cattle passing night (n = 525)
 In the living room but separately 344 65.5
 Cattle house 181 34.5
Frequency of washing face (selected child)
 Two times and above per day 368 59.5
 Once per day 250 40.5
Using of soap when wash face
 No 370 59.9
 Yes 248 40.1