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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Is there a difference in prevalence of helminths between households using ecological sanitation and those using traditional pit latrines? A latrine based cross sectional comparative study in Malawi

Characteristic Category EcoSan latrines Traditional pit latrines p value
Sex Male 21 (34.4%) 37 (38.9%) 0.57
Female 40 (65.6%) 58 (61.1%)
Marital status Married 50 (82.0%) 70 (73.7%) 0.43
Single 4 (6.6%) 8 (8.5%)
Divorced 4 (6.6%) 7 (7.4%)
Widowed 3 (4.9%) 10 (10.5%)
Average household income per month <$7.00 3 (4.9%) 13 (13.7%) 0.001*
$7–$13.00 5 (8.2%) 23 (24.2%)
>$13.00–$27.00 9 (14.8%) 24 (25.3%)
>$27.00 44 (72.1%) 35 (36.8%)
Education No formal education 2 (3.3%) 15 (15.8%) 0.004*
Primary 23 (37.7%) 47 (49.5%)
Secondary 31 (50.8%) 24 (25.3%)
Tertiary 5 (8.2%) 9 (9.5%)
  1. * Presence of a significant relationship using Chi square test