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Table 1 Background characteristics of the study sample

From: Latent variable modeling to develop a robust proxy for sensitive behaviors: application to latrine use behavior and its association with sanitation access in a middle-income country

Background characteristic Mean (SD) / Proportion N
Age (in years) 23 (14) 251
Sex
 Female 0.65 162
 Male 0.35 89
Ethnicity
 Afro-Ecuadorian 0.63 157
 Mestizo and Other 0.13 33
 Chachi 0.24 61
Educational Attainment
 Less than primary school 0.25 63
 Completed primary school 0.20 51
 Less than secondary school 0.36 90
 Completed secondary school 0.17 43
 Missing 0.02 4
Payment Type Received for Employment
 Solely cash 0.47 118
 Cash and kind/ solely kind 0.06 16
 Not paid 0.16 41
 Not employed in the previous 12 months 0.30 76
Living in Household with Cement Walls
 Yes 0.45 115
 No 0.51 128
 Missing 0.03 8
Living in an Asset-Deprived Household
Yes 0.61 152
No 0.39 98
Missing <  0.01 1
Household Sanitation Access
 Improved Access
  Basic sanitation 0.53 132
  Shared sanitation 0.33 118
 Unimproved Access 0.05 13
 No access to a sanitation facility 0.09 22
 Missing 0.01 2
  1. Median (SD) is reported for age. For the other covariates, the frequency distribution (in proportions) is reported. The corresponding number of individuals (N) is also shown