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Table 3 Handwashing measures at different critical times by different methods, Rural Bangladesh, 2007

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

Indicators Before eating % (n) Before feeding a child % (n) After defecation % (n) After cleaning a child who defecated % (n)
Washed both hands with only water
Structured observation: Female caregivers (events) 7 (84) 4 (68) 19 (13) 23 (86)
Respondents' report: During last occasion prior to survey date (N = 1692) 30 (512) 16 (273) 10 (166) 13 (216)
Handwashing Demo: Caregivers (N = 946) - - 10 (97) -
Handwashing Demo: Children (3-5 years age) (N = 203) - - 16 (32) -
Washed both hands with water and soap
Structured observation: Female caregivers (events) 0.5 (6) 1 (16) 33 (23) 22 (79)
Respondents' report: During last occasion prior to survey date (N = 1692) 12 (211) 9 (160) 47 (801) 43 (735)
Handwashing Demo: Caregivers (N = 946) - - 51 (482) -
Handwashing Demo: Children (3-5 years age) (N = 203) - - 37 (75) -