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Table 5 Hygiene attitudes and practices of the surveyed preschool aged children (< 2 years)

From: Prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infection among children under 2 years from urban and rural settings in Ogun state, Nigeria: implication for control strategy

  Urban Rural Total
Practices N (%) N (%) N (%)
Toilet in use N = 53 N = 50 103 (100)
 Open pit 18 (33.9) 27 (54.0) 45 (43.7)
 Water closet 26 (49.1) 0 (0.0) 26 (25.2)
 Bush 09 (17.0) 23 (46.0) 32 (31.1)
Washing of hands after playing N = 53 N = 50 103 (100)
 Yes 14 (26.4) 07 (14.0) 21 (20.4)
 No 39 (73.6) 43 (86.0) 82 (79.6)
Washing of hands before feeding N = 53 N = 50 103 (100)
 Yes 19 (35.8) 18 (36.0) 37 (35.9)
 No 34 (64.2) 32 (64.0) 66 (64.1)
Wearing of sandals when playing N = 53 N = 50 103 (100)
 Yes 10 (18.9) 4 (8.0) 14 (13.6)
 No 43 (81.1) 46 (92.0) 89 (86.4)