Table 3: Frequency distribution of socioeconomic characteristics of the sampled study population.

AttributeResponseFrequency% frequency

Knowledge of disease transmissionNo11431.6%
Yes24768.4%

Geophagy (soil eating)No7420.5%
Yes28779.5%

Hand washing (child)Never11832.7%
Sometimes21359.0%
Always308.3%

Shoe wearingSometimes32590.0%
Always3610.0%

Water source (domestic)River/canal29280.9%
Borehole4311.9%
Piped267.2%

River bathing childNo9827.1%
Yes26372.9%

Water purification methodNone7119.7%
Filtration11531.9%
Boiling7921.9%
Chlorination9626.6%

Bathroom waste water disposalOpen ground27576.2%
Latrine8623.8%

Employment status (father)No7520.8%
Yes28679.2%

Employment status (mother)No23665.4%
Yes12534.6%

Home ownershipSelf-own20857.6%
Rental15342.4%

Home location classificationRural28478.7%
Urban7721.3%

Family with children above 5 yrsNo24969.0%
Yes11231.0%

House typeRural28980.1%
Wooden82.2%
Iron sheets123.3%
Brick/stone5214.4%