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Table 2 Latrine availability and its condition, among the rural community of Bahir Dar Zuria District, May 2012

From: A cross sectional study: latrine coverage and associated factors among rural communities in the District of Bahir Dar Zuria, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent
Having latrine (n = 608)   
  Yes 355 58.4
  No 253 41.6
Type of latrine (n = 355)   
  Pit latrine 355 100.0
  Others 0 0
Availability of latrine construction materials (n = 608)   
  Available 551 90.6
  Unavailable 57 9.4
Functional latrine (n = 355)   
  Yes 135 38.0
  No 220 62.0
Latrine squat covered (n = 355)   
  Yes 7 2.0
  No 348 98.0
Latrine year of construction (n = 355)   
  < 2 year 168 47.3
  ≥2 year 187 52.7
Latrine condition (n = 355)   
  Needs maintenance 202 56.9
  Not need maintenance 153 43.1
Part of latrine which needs maintenance (n = 202)   
  Super structure 53 26.2
  Slab 20 9.9
  Roof 113 55.9
  Dug 16 7.9
Availability of Hand washing facility (n = 355)   
  Yes 22 6.2
  No 333 93.8
Detergent used for Hand washing (n = 22)   
  Nothing 18 81.8
  Soap 3 13.6
  Ash 1 4.6
Distance of Latrine location from home (n = 355)   
  <6 meters 114 32.1
  6-10 meters 102 28.7
  >10 meters 139 39.2
Main source of information for latrine construction (n = 355)   
  Health professionals 180 53.8
  Through sanitation campaign 107 31.9
  Family members 26 7.7
  Mass media 15 4.5
  Neighborhoods 7 2.1