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Table 1 Weighted prevalence of youngest children’s stool disposal in Ethiopia, EDHS 2016 (n = 4145)

From: Prevalence and associated factors of safe and improved infant and young children stool disposal in Ethiopia: evidence from demographic and health survey

Child feces disposal practices Weighted frequency Weighted percent 95% CI
Used toilet/latrine 30 0.7 0.4–1.2
Put/rinsed in toilet/latrine 1499 36.2 32.8–39.7
Put/rinsed into drain or ditch 155 3.7 2.8–5.0
Throw into garbage 758 18.3 16.3–20.5
Buried 117 2.8 2.1–3.8
Left in the open/not disposed of 1055 25.5 22.1–29.1
Other 529 12.8 10.9–14.9
Overall children’s stool disposal practice
 Safe ♣ 1530 36.9 33.4–40.5
 Unsafe 2615 63.1 59.5–66.6
Overall children’s improved stool disposal
 Improved † 216 5.3 4.3–6.5
 Unimproved 3929 94.7 93.5–95.7
  1. ♣ Safe disposal of children’s stools: the child’s last feces were put in or rinsed into a toilet or latrine, or the child used a toilet or latrine
  2. †When a child’s feces is put or rinsed into an “improved” toilet or latrine, this is termed “improved child feces disposal”