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Table 3 Working environmental characteristics of food handlers, in Bahir Dar Town, northwest Ethiopia

From: Socio-demographic factors and availability of piped fountains affect food hygiene practice of food handlers in Bahir Dar Town, northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Ownership of building
 Owned 224 53.7
 Rented 193 46.3
Source of water
 Private pipe 411 98.6
 Othersa 6 1.4
Waste disposal
 Septic tank 278 66.7
 Open space 21 5
 Water drainage 97 23.2
Availability of latrine
 Yes 417 100
 No 0 0
Availability of kitchen
 Yes 416 99.8
 No 1 0.2
Type of hand washing facility
 Piped fountains 296 71
 Welded metals 48 11.5
 Jug or discarded object 73 17.5
  1. aPipe shared, pipe from neighbor