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Table 4 Attitude of respondents on sanitation and hygiene variables on child defecation 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 Agree Uncertain Disagree
Frequency Percent Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
Improved toilet is not mandatory since under five children can defecate in sanitary napkins and on soil 26 8.7 12 4.0 262 87.3
Safe disposal of child faeces and maintaining hygiene after cleaning is tiring 59 19.7 26 8.7 215 71.7
The faeces of an under five child is not harmful when compared with those of adults. 38 12.7 31 10.3 231 77.0
Hand washing after handling child’ faeces is not mandatory 16 5.3 09 3.0 275 91.7
Keeping the potty used for safe disposal of faeces by the under five children to water sources is essential to clean it thoroughly 55 18.3 18 6.0 227 75.7
It is not mandatory to wash hands of under five children with soap and water since child’s anus has been washed. 46 15.3 20 6.7 234 78.0
Faeces passed by under five child should be disposed of immediately after defecation 283 94.3 03 1.0 14 4.7
Since infancy, under five children should be potty trained 283 94.3 10 3.3 07 2.3
Safe disposal of faeces passed by under five children could be achieved even without ownership of improved household toilet 144 48.0 32 10.7 124 41.3
Buying potty is a waste of resources since the under five children can defecate around the premises 18 6.0 08 2.7 274 91.3
Disposing child’s faeces on open dumps can lead to faeco-oral diseases 240 80.0 33 11.0 27 9.0