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Table 2 Environmental factors that might contribute to the occurrence of trachoma in Gazegibela District, Wagehemera Zone, Northeast Ethiopia, April, 2015

From: Prevalence of active trachoma and associated risk factors among children in Gazegibela district of Wagehemra Zone, Amhara region, Ethiopia: community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequencies Percentages
Sources of water Protected water source 458 76.2
Unprotected water sources 143 23.8
Water consumption in liters/day < 40 litters 36 6.0
40–60 litters 509 84.7
>60 litters 56 9.3
Cooking place Kitchen 480 79.9
In living room 121 20.1
Sources of energy for cooking Fire wood 599 99.7
Charcoal 2 0.3
Window in cooking room Yes 385 64.1
No 216 35.9
Methods of waste disposal On disposal pit 321 53.4
On farm 280 46.6
Presence of latrine Yes 478 79.5
No 123 20.5
Frequency of latrine use (n = 478) Regularly 389 81.4
Not regularly 89 18.6
Cattle ownership Yes 466 77.5
No 135 22.5
Shelter of cattle (n = 466) Shelter constructed for cattle around the house 462 99.1
In the same living room the family living 4 0.90