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Table 3 Descriptive characteristics of childcare variables for samples Bolivia DHS 2008, Colombia DHS 2010 and Peru DHS 2012

From: Associations between intimate partner violence, childcare practices and infant health: findings from Demographic and Health Surveys in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru

   Bolivia 2008 (N = 3586) Colombia 2010 (N = 9955) Peru (N = 6260)
   N (%)a Mean SD N (%)a Mean SD N (%)a Mean SD
Childcare variables           
Hand wash after using the toilet Yes N.A.    N.A.    4186 (66.9)   
No        2073 (33.1)   
Missing        1   
Hand wash after changing diapers/cleaning baby Yes N.A.    10,559 (94.5)    1292 (20.6)   
No     617 (5.5)    4967 (79.4)   
Missing        1   
Hand wash before preparing meals Yes N.A.    N.A.    4487 (71.7)   
No        1772 (28.3)   
Missing        1   
Hand wash before serving food Yes N.A.    N.A.    1349 (21.6)   
No        4910 (78.4)   
Missing        1   
Hand wash before eating Yes N.A.    N.A.    4578 (73.1)   
No        1681 (26.9)   
Missing        1   
Hand wash before feeding child Yes N.A.    N.A.    1863 (29.8)   
No        4396 (70.2)   
Missing        1   
Disposal of child stools Safe 1293 (36.2)    5182 (48.7)    3287 (53.2)   
Unsafe 2274 (63.8)    5454 (51.3)    2888 (46.8)   
Missing        1   
Take child to health facility if it doesn’t eat or drink Yes N.A.    N.A.    68 (1.1)   
No        6191 (98.9)   
Missing        1   
Take child to health facility if becomes sicker Yes N.A.    N.A.    416 (6.6)   
No        5843 (93.4)   
Missing        1   
Take child to health facility if diarrhoea/fever/vomits Yes N.A.    10,507 (94.0)    5837 (93.3)   
No     669 (6.0)    422 (6.7)   
Missing     3      
Take child to health facility if it has short, rapid breaths Yes N.A.    1508 (13.5)    1096 (17.5)   
No     9668 (86.5)    5163 (82.5)   
Missing     3    1   
Take child to health facility if it has cough/difficulty breathing Yes N.A.    3402 (30.4)    2677 (42.8)   
No     7774 (69.6)    3582 (57.2)   
Missing     3    1   
Take child to health facility if it has blood in stools Yes N.A.    10,934 (97.8)    196 (2.5)   
No     242 (2.2)    7615 (97.5)   
Missing     3      
Minimum acceptable diet 6–59 monthsb Yes 898 (59.2)    2619 (44.0)    2699 (76.8)   
  No 620 (40.8)    3340 (56.0)    833 (23.6)   
  Missing 2068    3996    2728   
Complete immunization 0–59 months Yes 2812 (78.6)    6480 (71.8)    3754 (67.4)   
No 765 (21.4)    2547 (28.2)    1813 (32.6)   
Missing 9    928    693   
  1. N.A. indicates information not available
  2. aValid percent, missing ignored
  3. bMinimum acceptable diet was only available for a subset of the sample and excluded children 0–6 months