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Table 3 Consecutive ten-months pit latrines users’ operational activities

From: Pit latrine fill-up rates: variation determinants and public health implications in informal settlements, Nakuru-Kenya

  Sampling Event (%)  
Variable Description 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH Average
Anal cleansing materials Tissue paper 34 41 43 52 65 47a
(self-reported) Paper e.g. books 32 24 12 13 9 18
Rocks &cobs 0 9 21 24 16 14
Plant leaves 23 18 4 6 19 14
Water 2 2 2 2 2 2
Others e.g. Clothes 7 12 3 0 3 5
Slab cleaning Families 26 39 49 62 79 51a
(self-reported) Random cleaning 25 14 12 18 6 15
Property owner 0 0 5 12 13 6
Voluntary 35 29 28 18 12 26
Workers 0 2 2 4 2 2
  1. These activities were classified as the predominant operations and behaviour of households
  2. Presented data are percentages
  3. a variable having the highest percentage