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Table 1 Description of the Study Groups

From: Identifying behavioural determinants for interventions to increase handwashing practices among primary school children in rural Burundi and urban Zimbabwe

Children characteristics Burundi Zimbabwe
n = 669 n = 524
Age of pupils 10.7 (2.5) 9.5 (1.6)
Proportion of girls 357 (53.4) 262 (50.0)
School characteristics n = 20 n = 20
Pupils per teacher 50.0 (10.8) 37.6 (5.1)
Pupils per latrine/toilet 94.9 (59.1) 45.0 (13.4)
Posters or other promotional material for handwashing 5 (25) 11 (55)
School committee in charge of hygiene issues 10 (50) 7 (35)
Involvement of parents in school hygiene 10 (50) 8 (40)
Pupils per handwashing facility 264 (260) 87 (44)
Water available for handwashing on day of field visit 15 (75) 18 (90)
Soap available for handwashing on day of field visit 9 (45) 5 (25)
  1. Data are means (SD) or numbers (%)