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Table 4 Distribution of respondent’s hygiene behaviour outcome by motivational factors in Mereb-Leke District, Tigray Region, Ethiopia March 2013

From: Assessment of factors influencing hygiene behaviour among school children in Mereb-Leke District, Northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Hygiene behaviour outcome
Positive (%) Negative (%)
Mother educational status:   
Unable read and write 192 (64.6) 105 (35.4)
Primary/secondary/complete and above 134 (58) 97 (42)
Father educational status:   
Unable read and write 88 (60.3) 58 (39.7)
Primary/secondary/complete and above 238 (62.3) 144 (37.7)
Occupational status:   
Farmer 210 (65.6) 110 (34.4)
Merchants and gov’t employees 116 (55.8) 92 (44.2)
Parents health package:   
Graduated and/or involved 198 (61.7) 123 (38.3)
Neither graduated nor involved 128 (61.8) 79 (38.2)
Training hygiene and sanitation:   
Yes 158 (60.3) 104 (39.7)
No 168 (63.2) 98 (36.8)
Visit model school:   
Yes 129 (62) 79 (38)
No 197 (61.6) 123 (38.4)
Hygiene and sanitation membership:   
Yes 167 (61.2) 106 (38.8)
No 125 (61.6) 78 (38.4)