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Table 10 Relationship between daytime defecation practices and diarrhoea prevalence in the study area

From: The management of the faeces passed by under five children: an exploratory, cross-sectional research in an urban community in Southwest Nigeria

Variables Categories Diarrhoea
   No Yes Total
Defecation practice during the day Unsafe 217 (90.4%) 23 (9.6%) 240 (80.3%)
Safe 41 (69.5%) 18 (30.5%) 59 (19.7%)
Total 258 (86.3%) 41 (13.7%) 299 (100.0%)
  Chi square (χ) = 7.525; degree of freedom (df) = 1, P = 0.0001; OR = 4.142 CI = 2.054–8.352.
Defecation practice during the day Unsafe 68 (73.1%) 25 (26.9%) 93 (31.0%)
Safe 191 (92.3%) 16 (7.7%) 207 (69.0%)
Total 259 (86.3%) 41 (13.7%) 300 (100.0%)
  Chi square (χ) = 19.949; df = 1, P = 0.0001; OR = 0. .228; CI = 115–0,452.