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Table 2 Prevalence of safe child feces disposal by background characteristics in Ethiopia: From the EDHS 2011

From: Factors associated with safe child feces disposal practices in Ethiopia: evidence from demographic and health survey

Background characteristics Weighted number Weighted proportion of safe child feces disposal (95 % CI)
Unsafe Safea
Region    
  Tigray 493 243 32.99 (29.73-36.53)
  Affar 78 38 32.55 (24.91-42.02)
  Amhara 1947 598 23.49 (21.88-25.17)
  Oromiya 3386 1462 30.15 (28.88-31.46)
  Somali 222 121 35.26 (30.35-40.45)
  Benishangul-Gumuz 78 57 42.07 (34.1-50.68)
  SNNP 1245 1139 47.77 (45.76-49.76)
  Gambela 27 8 22.73 (11.22-38.83)
  Harari 17 10 36.84 (20.58-56.15)
  Addis Ababa 54 153 74.01 (67.97-79.89)
  Dire Dawa 21 16 41.86 (28.09-59.42)
Residence    
  Urban 551 863 61.03 (58.47-63.55)
  Rural 7,019 2,981 29.81 (28.92-30.72)
Wealth index    
  Poorest 2,155 459 17.56 (16.14-19.05)
  Poorer 1932 617 24.21 (22.57-25.9)
  Medium 1602 762 32.25 (30.37-34.14)
  Richer 1,225 979 44.41 (42.35-46.5)
  Richest 655 1,026 61.03 (58.69-63.35)
Mother educational status    
  No education 5,697 2,253 28.34 (27.36-29.34)
  Primary 1,754 1,314 42.83 (41.09-44.59)
  Secondary 84 156 64.90 (58.8-70.84)
  Higher education 34 120 78.14 (70.86-83.94)
Father education    
  No education 4,068 1,578 27.94 (26.77-29.11)
  Primary 3,008 1,691 35.99 (34.62-37.37)
  Secondary 248 308 55.31 (51.24-59.49)
  Higher education 128 231 64.38 (59.28-69.18)
Age of the child    
  <12 months 1766 584 24.88 (23.13-26.62)
  12-23 months 1227 670 35.32 (33.19-37.49
  24-35 months 1311 720 35.46 (33.41-37.57)
  36-47 months 1550 788 33.70 (31.81-35.64)
  48-59 months 1329 897 40.32 (38.27-42.35)
Mother’s age    
  15-24 1881 836 30.77 (29.05-32.52)
  25-34 3877 2063 34.73 (33.53-35.95)
  ≥35 1811 944 34.26 (32.51-36.05)
Number of under five old children    
  One 2295 1590 40.92 (39.39-42.48)
  Two 3655 1757 32.47 (31.23- 33.72)
  Three 1319 423 24.28 (22.31- 26.34)
  Four and above 156 30 16.32 (11.36- 21.95)
Religion    
  Orthodox 2999 1324 30.62 (29.27-32.01)
  Catholic 42 59 58.17 (48.63-67.73)
  Protestant 1,536 1115 42.05 (40.17-43.93)
  Muslim 2,806 1,263 31.05 (29.63- 32.47)
  Traditional 89 29 24.66 (17.45-32.94)
Marital status    
  Single 50 17 25.46 (16.05-36.78)
  Married 7,034 3,592 33.81 (32.91-34.71)
  Widowed 129 73 36.12 (29.73-42.94)
  Divorced 356. 161 31.12 (27.26-35.23)
Water source    
  Piped water 2,348 1,734 42.48 (40.96-43.99)
  Other improved 672 374 35.74 (32.86-38.66)
  Un improved 446 149 24.97 (21.68-28.64)
Latrine type    
  Improved 402. 423 51.29 (47.86-54.68)
  Unimproved 6,934 3,346 32.55 (31.65-33.46)
Reading the newspaper    
  Yes 376 479 56.00 (52.61-59.26)
  No 7,188 3,363 31.87 (30.99- 32.76)
Listening radio    
  Yes 3,540 2,154 37.83 (36.58-39.1)
  No 4,024 1,687 29.54 (28.37-30.73)
Watching TV    
  Yes 2,124 1,591 42.84 (41.23-44.41)
  No 5,430 2,251 29.30 (28.3-30.33)
Visited by family planning health worker in the past one year    
  Yes 1,269 910. 41.78 (39.7- 43.84)
  No 6,292 2,933 31.79 (30.84-32.74)
Visited health institution in the last 12 months    
  Yes 2,738 1,775 39.34 (37.91-40.76)
  No 4,823 2,067 30.00 (28.93-31.09)
Diarrhea in the last two weeks    
  Yes 979 533 35.22 (32.87-37.69)
  No 6,195 3,127 33.55 (32.59-34.5)
Total 7,570 3,844 33.68 (32.82-34.55)
  1. athe sum of used toilet/latrine, put/rinsed in toilet/latrine and buried