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Table 2 Personal hygiene of children aged 6–59 months in rural Dembiya, northwest Ethiopia, May 2017

From: Childhood intestinal parasitic infection and sanitation predictors in rural Dembiya, northwest Ethiopia

Hygiene variables Frequency Percent
General cleanliness of children
 Clean 3 1.3
 Not clean 222 98.7
Children wash their face with clean water in every morning
 Yes 152 67.6
 No 73 32.4
Children wash their body with clean water and soap
 Once in 3 days 158 70.2
 Once a week 67 29.8
Children’s fingernails kept short
 Yes 59 26.2
 No 166 73.8
Children wear shoes
 Yes 65 28.9
 No 160 71.1
Children frequently wash their hands after playing, defecation, and before eating
 Yes 102 45.3
 No 123 54.7
Mothers’ or caregivers’ hand washing habits
 Before meal 223 99.1
 After latrine use 154 68.4
 After handling baby’s diaper/feces 138 61.3
 After meal 209 92.9
 Before feeding a child 154 68.4
 Before food preparation 201 89.3
 After handling rubbish/ animals 112 49.8
Mothers’ or caregivers hand washing practice
 Good 55 24.4
 Not good 170 75.6