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Table 2 Operational definitions of hygiene indicators

From: School-based interventions to promote personal and environmental hygiene practices among children in Pakistan: protocol for a mixed methods study

Serial NumberHygiene indicatorsOperational definitions
1.Personal hygiene1. Drinking boiled/chlorinated/filtered water
2. Handwashing (pre and post meal, after defecation, and after playing)
3. Tooth brushing with toothpaste
4. Keeping nails short
5. Covering mouth with elbow while sneezing and coughing
6. Taking bath regularly (at least once daily)
7. Washing fruits and vegetables before eating
2.Environmental hygiene1. Not spitting on streets
2. Not throwing garbage/waste on streets
3. Maintaining cleanliness of school toilets