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Table 3 Basic characteristics of the households in Benin, 2017–2018

From: Household access to basic drinking water, sanitation and hygiene facilities: secondary analysis of data from the demographic and health survey V, 2017–2018

Variables n %
Age (years)   
 < 30 2,454 17.34
30–39 3,810 26.91
40–49 2,970 20.98
50–59 2,146 15.16
 ≥ 60 2,775 19.60
Sex   
Male 10,634 75.12
Female 3,522 24.88
Level of education   
No formal education 7,553 53.35
Primary 3,232 22.83
Secondary 2,593 18.32
Higher 778 5.50
Marital status   
Single 3,169 22.38
In couple 10,987 77.62
Wealth index   
Poorest 2,501 17.67
Poorer 2,675 18.89
Middle 2,798 19.77
Richer 2,951 20.85
Richest 3,231 22.82
Household size   
 ≤ 5 8,728 61.66
 > 5 5,428 38.34
Children aged 5 and under in the household   
No 5,598 39.55
Yes 8,558 60.45
Area   
Urban 6,104 43.12
Rural 8,052 56.88
Department   
Alibori 1,192 8.42
Atacora 923 6.52
Atlantique 1,969 13.91
Borgou 1,498 10.58
Collines 981 6.93
Couffo 1,108 7.83
Donga 740 5.23
Littoral 852 6.02
Mono 879 6.21
Ouémé 1,633 11.53
Plateau 984 6.95
Zou 1,399 9.88