Table 1: Sociodemographic characteristics of the study participants.

VariableCharacteristicNumber examined (n)Percentage (%)

Area of residenceMunyenge34934.9
Ikata33433.4
Bafia31831.8

SexFemale56856.7
Male43343.3

Age group (years)< 5868.6
5 - 1547647.6
16 - 3927027.0
≥ 4016916.9

Educational levelPrimary67167.0
Secondary33033.0

OccupationFarmer35635.6
Pupil43643.6
Student18518.5
Housewife242.4

Stream usageYes97797.6
No242.4

Source of waterStream only63763.6
Stream and piped borne water34034.0
Piped only242.4

Stream activityBathing only12612.9
House chores only36237.05
House chores and bathing48950.05

Frequency to stream/dailyOnce30331.01
Twice27227.84
Thrice19219.65
>Thrice13914.23
Hardly717.27