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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for latent class analysis indicators: the proportion of respondents that agree, disagree, or answer don’t know to each survey statement

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

LCA Indicators
Survey Questions Proportion of Agreement Proportion of Disagreement Proportion of Don’t Know
When I use the latrine, it causes me to feel anxious. 0.19 0.82 0.00
I use the latrine every day. 0.91 0.09 0.00
I do not use the latrine when it is raining because I do not want to get wet. 0.81 0.19 0.00
During the dry season, I think that most of the men in my village regularly use a latrine. 0.68 0.14 0.18
During the rainy season, I think all of my neighbors regularly use a latrine. 0.80 0.07 0.14
During the rainy season, I think that most of the children in my village regularly use a latrine. 0.87 0.08 0.04
There are too many people in this household for one latrine. 0.43 0.56 0.01
If my household did not have its own latrine, I would use my neighbor’s latrine. 0.86 0.14 0.00
The cabin of the latrine is too small for me to use. 0.26 0.73 0.01
I am pleased with how the latrine looks. 0.64 0.35 0.01
The latrine’s basin is strong enough to hold my weight. 0.92 0.06 0.01
The latrine is clean enough to use. 0.87 0.10 0.03
It is more convenient to defecate outside than to return home to use the latrine. 0.44 0.55 0.00
My morning routine is not suited for using the latrine to defecate. 0.33 0.66 0.01
It is more convenient to use the latrine at night than to defecate in a container within my household. 0.85 0.15 0.01
It is dangerous to use the latrine at night. 0.36 0.64 0.00