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Table 6 Faeces of under five children passage and disposal practices during the last defecation episodes 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 description Categories Non-crawling (%) Crawling (%) Assisted walking (%) Walking unaided (%) Total (%)
Where were the faeces of under five children passed during the last defecation episode (n = 300) Toilet 31 (10.3) 31
Nappy 02 (0.7) 16 (5.3) 12 (4.0) 11 (3.7) 41
Potty 03 (1.0) 23 (7.7) 152 (51.3) 178
Nylon 01 (0.3) 05 (1.7) 06
Paper 01 (0.3) 01 (0.3) 30 (10.0) 32
Soil/ground premises 04 (1.3) 08 (2.6) 12
  Total 02 (0.7) 20 (6.6) 41 (13.6) 237 (79.6) 300
Where were the faeces of under five children disposed during the last defecation episode (n–288) Rinse/emptied in the toilet 06 (2.0) 28 (9.3) 197 (65.7) 231
Disposed with solid waste 01 (0.3) 12 (4.0) 08 (2.7) 24 (8.0) 45
Buried in the premises 01 (0.3) 01 (0.3) 02
Dilluted &spread in the premises 01 (0.3) 02 (0.7) 01 (0.3) 02 (0.7) 06
Left in the open 01 (0.3) 03 (1.0) 04
  Total 02 (0.7) 41 (7.0) 38 (12.6) 227 (75.7) 288