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Table 1 Important socio-demographic characteristics, housing conditions and hygienic habits of children

From: Intestinal parasites prevalence and related factors in school children, a western city sample-Turkey

Characteristics No %
Socio-demographic characteristics   
Residence Urban 258 56.6
  Rural 198 43.4
Gender Female 232 50.9
  Male 224 49.1
Education of mother No education/primary school incomplete 68 19.0
  Primary/secondary school 269 75.4
  High school and more 20 5.6
Education of father No education/primary school incomplete 21 5.8
  Primary/secondary school 292 81.4
  High school and more 46 12.8
Housing conditions   
  Owner 239 66.0
  3 rooms and less 154 43.5
  4 rooms and more 200 56.5
  1 toilet 180 49.9
  2 and more toilet 181 50.1
  5 and less people living in 267 74.4
  6 and more people living in 92 25.6
  Municipal water network 232 68.6
Hygienic habits   
Type of toilet commonly used Modern style 86 26.5
  Traditional style 135 41.5
  Both 104 32.0
Toilet paper Always 206 57.1
  Sometimes 105 29.1
  Never 50 13.9
Washing anal area by hands after defecation Yes 138 39.4
  No 212 60.6
Washing hands with soap after toilet Always 308 85.3
  Sometimes 51 14.1
  Never 2 0.6
Taking a bath Once a day 18 5.2
  Three times a week 161 46.1
  Once a week or less 170 48.7
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