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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants and sanitation conditions of the living environment in rural northwest Ethiopia, May to June 2021, (n = 235)

From: Fecal biomarkers of environmental enteric dysfunction and associated factors among children aged 24–59 months in east Dembiya district, northwest Ethiopia

Socio-demographic and sanitation conditions Frequency Percentage
Sex of children   
 Male 114 48.5
 Female 121 51.5
Age of children in month   
 24–36 54 23.0
 37–48 78 33.2
 49–59 103 43.8
Livestock ownership   
 Yes 166 70.6
 No 69 29.4
E. coli detected in drinking water   
 Yes 168 71.5
 No 67 28.5
E. coli detected in ready-to-eat foods   
 Yes 160 68.1
 No 75 31.9
E. coli detected in courtyard soil   
 Yes 193 82.1
 No 42 17.9
Mouthing of soil contaminated materials   
 Yes 172 73.2
 No 63 26.8