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Table 2 Environmental characteristics of households

From: Assessment of water, sanitation, and hygiene practices and associated factors in a Buruli ulcer endemic district in Benin (West Africa)

  Variables Frequency Percent % 95 % CI
  Water sources Piped water (improved) 280 46.67 [42.63–50.75]
Wells 24 4 [2.64–5.98]
Groundwater 296 49.33 [45.27–53.41]
Total   600 100  
  Water status Improved 280 46.67 [42.6–50.8]
Unimproved 320 53.3 [4902–57.8]
Total   600 100  
  Sanitation Improved 52 8.67 [6.60–11.28]
Unimproved 548 91.33 [88.7–93.4]
Total   600 100  
  Availability of soap Yes 96 16.00 % [13.2–19.20]
No 504 84.00 % [80.8–86.8]
Total   600 100  
  Handwashing practices No hand washing 419 69.8 [66.0–73.5]
With water only 123 20.5 [17.4–24.0]
With water and soap 58 9.7 [7.5–12.4]
Total   600 100  
  Hygiene status Unimproved 542 90.3 [87.6–92.5]
Improved 58 9.7 [7.5–12.4]
Total   600 100