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Table 3 Knowledge of caregivers on selected child defecation and hygiene variables on child defecation management practices

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

Description of variables Correct response Incorrect response
Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
Sanitary ways of handling the faeces of under five children (n = 300) 247 82.3 53 17.7
Faeces of under five children could be used immediately as manure on farms (n = 300) 203 67.7 97 32.3
Child training to safety defecate (n = 300) 201 67.0 99 33.0
Correct process in hand washing (n = 300) 109 36.3 191 63.7
Critical times when hands should be washed (n = 300) 126 42.0 174 58.0
Times when under five children faeces should be safely disposed (n = 300) 266 88.7 34 11.3
Location for safe keeping of child’s potty (n = 300) 189 63.0 111 37.0
Diseases associated with poor management of under five faeces (n = 300) 261 87.0 39 13.0
With what should child potty be washed after use (n = 300) 216 72.0 84 28.0
The faeces of under five children is harmless (n = 300) 191 63.7 109 36.3