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Table 3 The main predictors of latrine availability among the rural community of Bahir Dar Zuria District, May 2012 (n = 608)

From: A cross sectional study: latrine coverage and associated factors among rural communities in the District of Bahir Dar Zuria, Ethiopia

Variable Availability of latrine Crude OR Adjusted OR
  Yes No (95 % CI) (95%CI)
Income     
<5000 Et.birr per year 109 (65.3%) 58 (34.7%) 1 1
≥5000 Et birr per year 246 (55.8%) 195 (44.2%) 1.49 (1.03-2.16)* 1.55 (1.06-2.27)*
Frequency of supervision     
1-2 times per month 211(59.1%) 146 (40.9% 1.38 (0.87-2.20) 1.51 (0.92-2.98)
≥3 times per month 76 (51.0%) 73 (49.0%) 1.92 (1.14-3.24)* 2.29 (1.33-3.93)**
Never visited 68 (66.7%) 34 (33.3%) 1 1
Walking time from home to health institution     
  ≥30 minutes 215 (62.5%) 129 (37.5%) 1 1
  <30 minutes 140 (53.0%) 124 (47.0%) 1.48 (1.07-2.04)* 1.57 (1.11-2.22)*
Kebeles accessibility/distance     
  Near -average 236 (55.4%) 190 (44.6%) 1 1
  Too far 119 (65.4%) 63 (34.6%) 0.66 (0.46-0.94)* 0.53 (0.36-0.77)**
  1. Significant at p < 0.005*, Significant at p < 0.001**.