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Table 2 Summary statistics for each study community: Primary explanatory variables (at the dwelling level), and population and housing variables

From: Skin infection, housing and social circumstances in children living in remote Indigenous communities: testing conceptual and methodological approaches

  Community A Community B Community C Total
Population and housing     
   Estimated number of children aged < 7 years 135 54 23 212
   Number of children < 7 years surveyed 100 38 23 161
   Estimated response rate 74.1 70.4 100.0 75.9
   Number of carers§ 54 26 15 95
   Number of residents 473 175 102 750
   Number of usual residents 420 157 87 664
   Number of dwellings 46 23 13 82
   Number of bedrooms 132 58 36 226
   Mean no. of bedrooms per dwelling (SD) 2.9 (0.5) 2.5 (0.8) 2.8 (0.8) 2.8 (0.7)
   Mean no. of residents per bedroom (SD) 3.6 (1.5) 3.4 (1.6) 2.7 (1.4) 3.4 (1.5)
Primary explanatory variables     
   Number of dwellings (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
   Facilities not functioning to:     
Wash children 15 (32.6) 1 (4.3) 7 (53.8) 23 (28.0)
Wash clothes 21 (45.7) 5 (21.7) 5 (38.5) 31 (37.8)
   Remove faeces 21 (45.7) 7 (30.4) 12 (92.3) 40 (48.8)
   Combined healthy living practices 29 (63.0) 10 (43.5) 12 (92.3) 51 (62.2)
   Concrete/other floor material 19 (41.3) 1 (4.3) 11 (91.7) 31 (37.8)
   Dwelling built pre 1980 8 (17.4) 8 (34.8) 5 (38.5) 21 (25.6)
  1. § Carers' of children less than 7 years
  2. ¶ Residents refers to usual residents plus visitors (see Table 1).