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Table 3 Household related characteristics of parents, East Belesa District, northwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Undernutrition and associated factors among children aged 6-59 months in East Belesa District, northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Source of drinking water   
 River 138 21.8
 Unprotected spring 120 19
 Protected spring 230 36.3
 Public tap 145 22.9
Water consumption per day   
 <40 l 368 58.1
 40–80 l 256 40.4
 >80 l 9 1.5
Time to fetch water   
 <15 min 29 4.6
 15–30 min 107 16.9
 >30 min 497 78.5
Water treatment by any means   
 Yes 104 16.4
 No 529 83.6
Method of waste disposal   
 Open field disposal 446 70.5
 Common pit 100 15.8
 Othera 87 13.7
Latrine availability   
 Yes 248 39.2
 No 385 60.8
Type of house   
 Thatched 535 84.5
 Corrugated iron Sheet 98 15.5
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