Table 1

Demographic characteristics and results of the respondents

CharacteristicsMean±SD
(n=100)
Mean age of children (months)15.16±2.15
Female, %57%
Faecal pH5.84±1.11
Length for age Z-score−2.12±0.80
Weight for age Z-score−2.18±6.9
Weight for height Z-score−0.73±0.9
Mother’s age (years)25.2±6.3
Mother’s schooling years5.96±2.8
Mother’s currently working status
Yes25%
No75%
Father’s occupation
Labourer19%
Service holder/businessman22%
Driver28%
Factory worker17%
Others (unemployment, retired)14%
Mother’s hand wash practice
Wash hand with soap after helping child defecate, %
Always75%
Sometimes22%
Rarely3%
Never0%
Wash hand with soap before preparing food, %
Always15%
Sometimes36%
Rarely11%
Never38%
Monthly family income in USD, median (IQR)178 (119, 237)
  • USD, United States Dollars.