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Table 2

Socio-demographic characteristics of schoolchildren (N = 2,035)

Variablen%
Characteristics of pupils 
Gender   
Male 1,195 58.72 
Female 840 41.28 
Class   
Preparatory course 716 35.18 
Elementary course 691 33.96 
Middle course 628 30.86 
Age (years)   
<10 1,232 60.54 
10 and above 803 39.46 
Characteristics of school 
Number of toilets   
No toilets 659 32.38 
1–2 344 16.9 
>2 1,032 50.71 
Sanitation in school   
Good 394 19.36 
Bad 1,641 80.64 
Characteristics of family 
Father literacy status   
Illiterate 880 43.24 
Primary 570 28.01 
Secondary 385 18.92 
Higher education 200 9.83 
Mother literacy status   
Illiterate 1,267 62.26 
Primary 508 24.96 
Secondary 220 10.81 
Higher education 40 1.97 
Father income (XOF)   
<60,000 865 42.51 
≥60,000 1,170 57.49 
Mother income (XOF)   
<60,000 1,761 86.54 
≥60,000 274 13.46 
Sources of water supply   
Potable water 1,929 94.79 
Not potable 106 5.21 
Type of housing   
Rural/Slum 1,380 67.81 
Urban 655 32.19 
Variablen%
Characteristics of pupils 
Gender   
Male 1,195 58.72 
Female 840 41.28 
Class   
Preparatory course 716 35.18 
Elementary course 691 33.96 
Middle course 628 30.86 
Age (years)   
<10 1,232 60.54 
10 and above 803 39.46 
Characteristics of school 
Number of toilets   
No toilets 659 32.38 
1–2 344 16.9 
>2 1,032 50.71 
Sanitation in school   
Good 394 19.36 
Bad 1,641 80.64 
Characteristics of family 
Father literacy status   
Illiterate 880 43.24 
Primary 570 28.01 
Secondary 385 18.92 
Higher education 200 9.83 
Mother literacy status   
Illiterate 1,267 62.26 
Primary 508 24.96 
Secondary 220 10.81 
Higher education 40 1.97 
Father income (XOF)   
<60,000 865 42.51 
≥60,000 1,170 57.49 
Mother income (XOF)   
<60,000 1,761 86.54 
≥60,000 274 13.46 
Sources of water supply   
Potable water 1,929 94.79 
Not potable 106 5.21 
Type of housing   
Rural/Slum 1,380 67.81 
Urban 655 32.19 
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