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Table 2 Latrine utilisation, reasons for construction and latrine characteristics in the households of Hattimuda village (n = 473)

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

Characteristics Categories Number (n) Percentage (%)
Utilisation of latrine Yes 446 94.3
No 27 5.7
Reasons for latrine construction Advice from health workers 78 16.5
Self-initiation 319 67.4
Peer pressure 49 10.4
Imposition from others 27 5.7
Type of latrine Direct pit 32 6.8
Pour flush 441 93.2
Distance of latrine from kitchen (meter) <6 358 75.7
6–10 90 19.0
>10 25 5.3
Years since latrine constructed <2 225 47.6
≥2 248 52.4
Latrine cleaning Always 309 65.3
Often 101 21.4
Rarely 63 13.3
Assistance from government/NGO to build latrine Yes 237 50.1
No 236 49.9
Wall height over 1.5 m Yes 423 89.4
No 50 10.6
Closure for privacy Yes 434 91.8
No 39 8.2
Functional Yes 425 89.9
No 48 10.1
Need for maintenance Yes 153 32.3
No 320 67.6