Table 3

Hygiene, handwashing, and sanitation practices of households located in the Kaélé Health District, Far-North Cameroon (n=474)

Variablesn (%)
Availability of toilets facilities 
 Households with latrines 375 (79) 
 Households without latrines 99 (21) 
 Households practicing open defecation 84 (18) 
Types of toilets facilities 
 Traditional latrines with planks 360 (75.95) 
 Traditional latrines with concrete 112 (23.63) 
 Other (flushing toilets, combination of two or more types) 02 (00.42) 
Households with facilities to wash hands nearby latrines 27 (05.70) 
 Mean±SD (range) 
 Hygiene and handwashing score 7.32±1.71 (3–10) 
Variablesn (%)
Availability of toilets facilities 
 Households with latrines 375 (79) 
 Households without latrines 99 (21) 
 Households practicing open defecation 84 (18) 
Types of toilets facilities 
 Traditional latrines with planks 360 (75.95) 
 Traditional latrines with concrete 112 (23.63) 
 Other (flushing toilets, combination of two or more types) 02 (00.42) 
Households with facilities to wash hands nearby latrines 27 (05.70) 
 Mean±SD (range) 
 Hygiene and handwashing score 7.32±1.71 (3–10) 
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