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Table 1 Environmental and behavioral characteristics of Sebeya primary school children, January to February, 2017 (n = 422)

From: Intestinal parasitic infections and determinant factors among school-age children in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

VariablesFrequency (n)Percent (%)
Type of water source
 Pipe5813.7
 Spring9622.7
 Hand dug well26863.6
Open field defecation
 Yes358.3
 No38791.7
Washing hands at critical times
 Yes25861.1
 No16438.9
Frequency of taking bath
 Once a week8419.9
 Once in a month6114.5
 Twice a month27765.6
Brushing teeth regularly
 Yes24357.6
 No17942.4
Frequency of washing cloth
 Once a week4210.0
 Twice a month13431.8
 Once a month24658.2
Clean finger nail
 Yes18543.8
 No23756.2
Shoe wearing habit
 Regular27665.4
 Irregular14634.6
Knowledge
 Knowledgeable10324.4
 Not knowledgeable31975.6