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Table 4 Environmental characteristics of respondents in Dembia district, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 462)

From: Dietary diversity practice and associated factors among adolescent girls in Dembia district, northwest Ethiopia, 2017

Variables Frequencies Percentages
Source of water
 Protected 19 4.1
 River 9 2.0
 Unprotected 16 3.4
 Pond 19 4.1
 Pipe 120 26.0
 Communal 279 60.4
Treatment of water
 Boiling 13 2.8
 Water agar 137 29.7
 Never 312 67.5
Availability of toilet
 No 87 18.8
 Yes 375 81.2
The practice of handwashing
 No 4 0.9
 Yes 458 99.1
Handwashing before a meal
 No 26 5.6
 Yes 436 94.4
Handwashing after the meal
 No 28 6.1
 Yes 434 93.9
Handwashing after toilet
 No 209 45.2
 Yes 253 54.8
Handwashing before food processing
 No 210 45.5
 Yes 252 54.5
Handwashing after food processing
 No 55 11.9
 Yes 407 88.1
The distance of water (h)
 Near 459 99.4
 Far 3 0.6