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Table 5 Perceptions of households toward solid waste management (n = 364)

From: Domestic waste disposal practice and perceptions of private sector waste management in urban Accra

Variables Frequency Percent
Do you think waste management is important   
It is important 261 71.7
It is not important 72 19.8
Do not know whether it is important 31 8.5
Responsibility to clean   
Children 305 83.8
Community members 35 9.6
District assembly 22 6.0
Private operators 2 0.5
Disease/illness*   
Cause a disease 303 83.2
Do not cause a disease 56 15.4
Do not know if it cause a disease 5 1.4
Kinds of disease/illness*   
Malaria 171 56.4
Diarrhoea 74 24.4
Typhoid 38 12.5
Others 20 6.6
Do you educate your household   
Do education 195 53.6
Do not do education 169 46.4
Motivation to dispose your waste^   
Cleanliness 203 55.8
Fear of illness 187 51.4
Smell/odour 31 8.5
  1. *Calculated from 303 respondents who answered yes.
  2. ^Percentages calculated are from multiple responses.