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Table 2 Structured observation: handwashing measures at different critical times, Rural Bangladesh, 2007

From: Observed hand cleanliness and other measures of handwashing behavior in rural Bangladesh

Indicators Washed both hands before eating % (n) Washed both hands before feeding a child % (n) Washed both hands after defecation % (n) Washed both hands after cleaning a child who defecated % (n)
  with only water with water and soap with only water With water and soap With only water With water and soap With only water With water and soap
Adult caregiver 7 (86) 0.5 (6) 4 (68) 1 (16) 18 (13) 34 (24) 23 (86) 21 (79)
Children: 3-5 years 2 (26) 0 0 0 17 (9) 6 (3) 100 (2) 0
Children: 5-12 years 4 (56) 0.4 (6) 4 (1) 0 10 (9) 7 (6) 0 0
Male non-caregiver (12 years and above) 5 (62) 0.5 (6) 3 (1) 0 25 (23) 10 (9) 22 (2) 0
Female non-caregiver (12 years and above) 6 (42) 1.1 (8) 5 (3) 0 48 (10) 18 (8) 19 (5) 27 (7)
All Persons (3+ years) 5 (272) 0.4 (26) 4 (73) 0.9 (16) 18 (64) 14 (50) 23 (95) 21 (86)