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Table 1 Characteristics of the households in Hattimuda village (n = 623)

From: Latrine coverage and its utilisation in a rural village of Eastern Nepal: a community-based cross-sectional study

Socio-demographic characteristics Categories Number (n) Percentage (%)
Gender of the informants Male 264 42.4
Female 359 57.6
Age of informant (in years) <30 215 34.5
30–49 287 46.1
>50 121 19.4
Age of the head of household (in years) <30 45 7.2
30–49 356 57.1
>50 222 35.6
Religion Hindu 476 76.4
Others 147 23.6
Family size ≤5 339 54.4
>5 284 45.6
Family type Nuclear 407 65.3
Joint 216 34.7
Under 5 year child in family Present 256 41.1
Absent 367 58.9
House type Kuccha 288 46.2
Semi-pucca 231 37.1
Pucca 104 16.7
Education of the head of the household Illiterate 322 51.7
Literate 301 48.3
Economic status Below poverty line 476 76.4
Above poverty line 147 23.6
Presence of latrine at home Present 473 75.9
Absent 150 24.1