Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Latrine Availability and Associated Factors among Religious Institutions in Northern Ethiopia, 2018

Table 2

Environmental conditions of religious institutions, Northern Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 351).


Any type of latrineYes11532.8

Type of latrinePit latrine8069.6

Reasons for not having latrineCost is too high, no materials, and no external assistance20285.47
Open defecation tradition and habit198.12
Not thought about it and no one to build latrine156.41

Place of defecationOpen field23398.7

Functional latrineYes8271.30

Distance of latrine to the closest drinking water/holy waterBelow 15 meters4135.7
15–30 meters2521.7
Greater than 30 meters4942.6

Distance of latrine from the room priests serveBelow 6 meters1815.7
6–12 meters97.8
Above 12 meters8876.5

Number of rooms of the latrineBelow 2 rooms5951.3
2–4 rooms2925.2
Above 4 rooms2423.5

Clean latrineYes5547.8

Frequency of cleaning latrineDaily4236.5
Almost never3833.0

Presence of hand washingYes3933.9

Type of hand washingTap only and sink1846.2
Water pot/container and cup2153.8

Latrine conditionNeed maintenance8069.6
No need of maintenance3530.4

Reasons for not improving/changing latrine typeFinancial problem/no support4050.0
Personal and space problem4050.0

Possible ways encouraging you to build a latrineFull subsidy and contribution from NGOs14762.3
Community pressure and/or material and labor assistance8937.7

Anyone diseased in this institutionYes4212.0

Currently any money saved towards having a latrineYes166.8

Institution discussed about building latrineYes11347.9

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