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Table 3 Cross tabulation of contributing factors for improper solid waste management and association with the status of SWM in Arsi Zone Oromia Regional State Asella town, 2017

From: Assessment of status of solid waste management in Asella town, Ethiopia

Variables Solid waste management practice p value
Proper Improper
N % N %
Gender Female 46 16.2 238 83.8 0.467
Male 23 19.7 94 80.3
Family size 1–3 21 12.7 145 87.3 0.05
4–6 45 21.6 163 21.6
7–9 3 11.1 24 88.9
Access to door to door waste collection Yes 49 28.7 122 77.3 < 0.001*
No 20 8.7 210 91.3
Knowledge of rule and regulation of SWM Yes 16 37.2 27 62.8 0.001*
No 53 14.8 305 85.2
Knowledge of about 3R Yes 24 30.8 54 69.2 0.001*
No 45 13.1 278 86.1
Willing to pay for SWM Yes 65 19 278 81 0.024*
No 4 6.9 54 93.1
Consider waste as a resource Yes 44 25 132 75 < 0.001*
No 25 11.1 200 88.9
Practicing 3R Yes 17 40.5 25 59.5 < 0.001*
No 52 14.5 307 85.5