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Table 1

Households characteristics at baseline among caregivers of young children and children between the age 5–10 years at Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2010

CharacteristicsCaregivers
Children
Simple
N = 85
Moderate
N = 75
Complex
N = 84
Simple
N = 134
Moderate
N = 148
Complex
N = 147
Mean age (SD) 25 (6) 25 (6) 24 (6) 7 (1) 8 (2) 7 (2) 
Gender (female) (%) 98 99 98 60 51 53 
Years of education completed by the respondent (SD) 4 (3) 5 (4) 5 (3) 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) 
Years of education completed by the household head (SD) 5 (4) 5 (4) 5 (4) 5 (4) 4 (4) 5 (9) 
Mean household sizea (SD) 4 (1) 4 (2) 4 (1) 5 (1) 5 (2) 5 (2) 
Main source of drinking water, n (%) 
Piped water connected through the shared handpump 62 (73) 46 (62) 55 (65) 102 (76) 84 (57) 104 (71) 
Piped water into dwelling/private tap 7 (8) 6 (8) 8 (10) 12 (9) 22 (15) 10 (7) 
Piped water into yard/compound 16 (19) 22 (29) 20 (24) 20 (15) 39 (26) 31 (21) 
Other 1 (1) 1 (1) 3 (2) 2 (1) 
Sanitation practice 
Access to any type of latrine facility 85 (100) 75 (100) 84 (100) 134 (100) 148 (100) 147 (100) 
Types of latrine facilities used by the households 
Private 3 (4) 4 (5) 5 (6) 3 (2) 5 (3) 7 (5) 
Shared 72 (96) 70 (94) 79 (94) 129 (96) 141 (96) 140 (95) 
Public 1 (1) 2 (2) 2 (1) 
Types of latrine facilities used by the households 
Flush or pour flush toilet to the piped sewer system 82 (96) 73 (97) 79 (94) 130 (97) 145 (98) 142 (100) 
Flush or pour flush toilet to open drain/canal 2 (2) 2 (3) 5 (6) 4 (3) 3 (2) 5 (3) 
Pit latrine with slab and no water seal 1 (1) 
Mean number of households used one toilet (SD) 6 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1) 7 (6) 7 (6) 7 (5) 
Presence of soap inside the toilet, n (%) 11 (13) 12 (16) 15 (18) 17 (13) 24 (16) 20 (14) 
Mean distance between handwashing station and cooking area, paces (SD) 11 (9) 11 (8) 10 (7) 10 (9) 10 (8) 11 (8) 
Mean distance between handwashing station and latrine, paces (SD) 5 (5) 5 (6) 5 (5) 5 (3) 4 (4) 4 (5) 
Types of cleansing agent present at handwashing station, n (%) 
Only water 81 (95) 72 (96) 81(96) 128 (95) 141 (95) 139 (95) 
Water and bar soap 23 (27) 23 (31) 28 (33) 37 (28) 37 (25) 40 (27) 
Water and other cleansing agentsb 4 (5) 3 (4) 4 (5) 9 (7) 8 (5) 8 (5) 
Mean weight (g) of bar soap (SD)c 50 (33) 48 (44) 51 (34) 49 (32) 48 (36) 49 (34) 
Mean time (s) to bring soap to station (SD) 14 (12) 11 (8) 12 (9) 13 (11) 12 (8) 12 (9) 
Best materials reported to wash hands (water and soap) (%) 89 84 94 94 92 89 
CharacteristicsCaregivers
Children
Simple
N = 85
Moderate
N = 75
Complex
N = 84
Simple
N = 134
Moderate
N = 148
Complex
N = 147
Mean age (SD) 25 (6) 25 (6) 24 (6) 7 (1) 8 (2) 7 (2) 
Gender (female) (%) 98 99 98 60 51 53 
Years of education completed by the respondent (SD) 4 (3) 5 (4) 5 (3) 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) 
Years of education completed by the household head (SD) 5 (4) 5 (4) 5 (4) 5 (4) 4 (4) 5 (9) 
Mean household sizea (SD) 4 (1) 4 (2) 4 (1) 5 (1) 5 (2) 5 (2) 
Main source of drinking water, n (%) 
Piped water connected through the shared handpump 62 (73) 46 (62) 55 (65) 102 (76) 84 (57) 104 (71) 
Piped water into dwelling/private tap 7 (8) 6 (8) 8 (10) 12 (9) 22 (15) 10 (7) 
Piped water into yard/compound 16 (19) 22 (29) 20 (24) 20 (15) 39 (26) 31 (21) 
Other 1 (1) 1 (1) 3 (2) 2 (1) 
Sanitation practice 
Access to any type of latrine facility 85 (100) 75 (100) 84 (100) 134 (100) 148 (100) 147 (100) 
Types of latrine facilities used by the households 
Private 3 (4) 4 (5) 5 (6) 3 (2) 5 (3) 7 (5) 
Shared 72 (96) 70 (94) 79 (94) 129 (96) 141 (96) 140 (95) 
Public 1 (1) 2 (2) 2 (1) 
Types of latrine facilities used by the households 
Flush or pour flush toilet to the piped sewer system 82 (96) 73 (97) 79 (94) 130 (97) 145 (98) 142 (100) 
Flush or pour flush toilet to open drain/canal 2 (2) 2 (3) 5 (6) 4 (3) 3 (2) 5 (3) 
Pit latrine with slab and no water seal 1 (1) 
Mean number of households used one toilet (SD) 6 (1) 7 (1) 7 (1) 7 (6) 7 (6) 7 (5) 
Presence of soap inside the toilet, n (%) 11 (13) 12 (16) 15 (18) 17 (13) 24 (16) 20 (14) 
Mean distance between handwashing station and cooking area, paces (SD) 11 (9) 11 (8) 10 (7) 10 (9) 10 (8) 11 (8) 
Mean distance between handwashing station and latrine, paces (SD) 5 (5) 5 (6) 5 (5) 5 (3) 4 (4) 4 (5) 
Types of cleansing agent present at handwashing station, n (%) 
Only water 81 (95) 72 (96) 81(96) 128 (95) 141 (95) 139 (95) 
Water and bar soap 23 (27) 23 (31) 28 (33) 37 (28) 37 (25) 40 (27) 
Water and other cleansing agentsb 4 (5) 3 (4) 4 (5) 9 (7) 8 (5) 8 (5) 
Mean weight (g) of bar soap (SD)c 50 (33) 48 (44) 51 (34) 49 (32) 48 (36) 49 (34) 
Mean time (s) to bring soap to station (SD) 14 (12) 11 (8) 12 (9) 13 (11) 12 (8) 12 (9) 
Best materials reported to wash hands (water and soap) (%) 89 84 94 94 92 89 

aBased on how many people eat from the same cooking pot.

bDetergent/liquid soap, ash or mud.

cWeight of regular bar soap used 75–125 g.

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