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Table 4 Food safety practices of rural households in Dembiya, northwest Ethiopia, May 2017

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

Variables Frequency Percent
Food safety practices
 Good 118 52.4
 Poor 107 47.6
Prepare food while you have diarrhea/or vomiting or other communicable diseases
 Yes 140 62.2
 No 85 37.8
Wash fruits or vegetables before preparing for consumption
 Yes 194 86.2
 No 31 13.8
Cleanliness of food utensils
 Clean 22 9.8
 Not clean 203 90.2
Where food utensils are stored
 On the floor 85 37.8
 In shelves 140 62.2
How prepared foods stored
 Stored at well-designed shelves 3 1.3
 Store separate from raw foods 183 81.3
 Properly covered 33 14.7
 The store is clean, illuminated, and ventilated 6 2.7
Vectors or rodents are seen in food storage area
 Yes 113 50.2
 No 112 49.8
Reheat leftover foods to use
 Yes 21 9.3
 No 204 90.7
Cleanliness of food preparation area
 Clean 4 1.8
 Not clean 221 98.2