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Table 1 Variables description and coding

From: Individual and contextual factors associated with disposal of children’s stools in Papua New Guinea: evidence from the 2016–2018 demographic and health survey

Variable Description Coding
Child factors
Child’s age in months Age of child 1 = < 12 months
2 = 12-23 months
3 = 24+ months
Sex of child Sex of child 1 = male
2 = female
Maternal factors
Maternal age Age of mother in years 1 = 15–19
2 = 20–24
3 = 25–29
4 = 30–34
5 = 35–39
6 = 40+
Mother’s educational level Education level of mother 0 = No formal education
1 = Primary
2 = Secondary/higher
Partner’s educational level Fathers educational level 0 = No formal education
1 = Primary
2 = Secondary/higher
Employment Mothers employment status 1 = not working
2 = working
Frequency of reading newspaper or magazine Do you read a newspaper or magazine at least once a week, less than once a week or not at all? 1 = Not at all
2 = Less than once a week
3 = At least once a week
Frequency of watching television Do you watch television at least once a week, less
than once a week or not at all?
1 = Not at all
2 = Less than once a week
3 = At least once a week
Frequency of listening to radio  Do you listen to the radio at least once a week, less
than once a week or not at all?
1 = Not at all
2 = Less than once a week
3 = At least once a week
Religion What is your religious affiliation? 1 = Orthodox
2 = Protestants
3 = Other
Visit to health facility for child diarrhea In the past two months have you visited a health facility because your child had diarrhea? 1 = Yes
2 = No
Contextual factors   
Place of residence Place of residence 1 = Urban
2 = Rural
Region Region of residence 1 = Southern
2 = Highlands
3 = Momase
4 = Islands
Sex of household head Sex of household head 1 = Male
2 = Female
Type of toilet facility What kind of toilet facility do members of
your household usually use?
1 = Improved
2 = Unimproved
Source of drinking water What is the main source of drinking water
for members of your household?
1 = Improved
2 = Unimproved