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Table 9 Relationship between knowledge and selected variables on under five children 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

Variables Categories Knowledge
  Low High Total
Types of household toilet Improved 78 (72.2%) 115 (60.2%) 193 (64.5%)
Unimproved 30 (27.8%) 76 (39.8%) 106 (35.5%)
Total 108 (36.1%) 191 (63.9%) 299 (100.0%)
  Chi square (χ) = 4.351; degree of freedom (df) = 1, P = 0.037; OR = 0.582; CI = 0.349–0.970
Under five faeces management chain during the day the caregiver Unsafe 98 (34.6%) 185 (65.4%) 283 (94.3%)
Safe 10 (58.8%) 7 (41.2%) 17 (5.7%)
Total 108 (36.0%) 192 (64.0%) 300 (100.0%)
  χ = 4.074; df = 1, P = 0.044; OR = 0.371; CI = 0.137–1.004
Under five faeces management chain by caregiver at night Unsafe 71 (40.3%) 105 (59.7%) 176 (58.7%)
Safe 37 (29.8%) 87 (70.2%) 124 (41.3%)
Total 108 (36.0%) 192 (64.0%) 300 (100.0%)
χ = 3.483; df = 1, P = 0.062; OR = 1.590; CI = 0.975–02.592
Disposal of the anal cleansing materials of under five children Safe disposal 46 (28.2%) 117 (71.8%) 163 (54.9%)
Unsafe disposal 61 (45.5%) 73 (54.5%) 134 (45.1%)
Total 107 (36.0%) 190 (64.0%) 297 (100.0%)
  χ =9.552; df = 1, P = 0.002; OR = 0.471; CI = 0.291–0,762