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Table 5 Comparison of household sanitation factors across regions: riverine and mainland, October-November 2011

From: Can Sierra Leone maintain the equitable delivery of their Free Health Care Initiative? The case for more contextualised interventions: results of a cross-sectional survey

Respondent characteristic Riverine Mainland Chi-squared p-value
n % n %
Litres (15+) 205 52.3 % 216 57.3 % 1.742 .187
Time (<30) 133 34.2 % 123 31.1 % 0.697 .404
Accessible (15+ & <30) 47 12.1 % 52 13.5 % 0.222 .637
Protected 141 35.9 % 229 57.7 % 36.840 .000
Safe 230 58.5 % 310 78.1 % 34.038 .000
Treated 152 38.7 % 220 56.8 % 25.084 .000
Prot & safe/treat 125 31.8 % 221 55.7 % 44.716 .000
Unrestricted 23 5.9 % 31 8.0 % 1.053 .305
2+ hand wash 357 90.8 % 361 91.2 % 0.001 .973
Latrine 83 21.1 % 163 41.2 % 35.996 .000
Clean latrine 69 74.2 % 155 89.6 % 9.664 .002
Hand wash latrine 43 46.2 % 90 52.0 % 19.005 .000
Kitchen 261 66.4 % 266 67.0 % 0.010 .920
Drying rack 126 32.1 % 148 37.8 % 2.149 .143
Rubbish pit 129 32.8 % 203 51.1 % 16.427 .000