International Journal of Pediatrics / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Child Night Blindness and Bitot’s Spots Are Public Health Problems in Lay Armachiho District, Central Gondar Zone, Northwest Ethiopia, 2019: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Table 2

Water source and hygienic characteristics among children aged 24-59 months in Lay Armachiho District, Central Gondar Zone, northwest Ethiopia, 2019.

VariablesFrequencyPercent (%)

Source of drinking waterImproved37437.1
Unimproved63362.9
Time to obtain drinking water<3098197.4
Round trip in a minute≥30262.6
Water treatmentChlorine30.3
Boiling444.4
No treatment96095.3
Latrine availabilityYes21721.5
No79078.5
Yes41941.6
Handwashing practice after using the toiletNo58858.4

Note: unimproved drinking water including unprotected spring water, river water, and unprotected well water which is not suitable for drinking (EDHS 2016).