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Table 2 Solid Waste Management Practice and Related Health outcomes

From: Correlates of domestic waste management and related health outcomes in Sunyani, Ghana: a protocol towards enhancing policy

Attributes Frequency Percent (%)
Type of waste generated in households
 Organic waste 256 36.6
 Inorganic waste 241 34.4
 Organic and in organic waste 203 29.0
Type of receptacle used in the house
 In-door open dumping 132 18.9
 Out-door open dumping 164 23.4
 Open container 404 57.7
Waste management practice
 Yes 204 29.1
 No 496 70.9
Practice of recycling
 Yes 95 13.6
 No 605 86.4
Rating charges for waste collection
 Expensive 122 17.4
 Moderate 508 72.6
 No charges 70 10.0
Willingness to pay
 Yes 560 80.0
 No 140 20.0
Frequency of people reporting sick in the municipality
 Often 308 44.0
 Not at all 392 56.0
Illness related to improper waste management
 Yes 491 70.1
 No 209 29.9
People’s attitude towards waste disposal
 Positive 375 53.6
 Negative 325 46.4
Place of disposing refuse
 Open bush dumping 167 23.9
 Designated refuse dump 533 76.1
If dump site, is it easily accessible
 Yes 505 72.1
 No 195 27.9
Type of refuse dump in the Municipality
 Surface dump at the outskirts of town 440 62.9
 Community container 153 21.9
 No dumping site 107 15.3
Frequency of visiting dump sites
 Daily 204 29.1
 Weekly 434 62.0
 When container is full 35 5.0
 Monthly 27 3.9
Distance to dumpsites
 Too far(above 250 m) 125 17.9
 Far(200-250 m) 313 44.7
 Close(100-149 m) 262 37.4