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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of latrines screened for ESBL (n = 70)

From: High prevalence of ESBL-Producing E. coli in private and shared latrines in an informal urban settlement in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Characteristics   
Screened latrines (n, %) 70 100%
Households sharing one latrine (n, %)
 1 houshold (private latrine) 24 34.3%
 2 households 26 37.1%
 3 households 13 18.6%
 4–10 households 4 5.7%
 10–23 households 3 4.3%
Persons sharing one latrine (mean, ±SD) 11.4 6.5
Household leader male (n, %) 23 32.9%
Household leader’s educational level (n, %)
 none 5 7.1%
 primary school 43 61.4%
 secondary school 22 31.4%
Household leader’s monthly income in US$ (mean, ±SD) 102.7 78.9
Latrines used by children <5 years (n, %) 58 82.9%
Latrines with stored bucket for anal cleaning (n, %) 26 37.1%
Handwashing facilities <1 m (n, %) 3 4.3%
Soap available in latrine (n, %) 6 8.6%
Age of latrines in years (mean, ±SD) 4.6 3.4
Latrine floor material (n, %)
 brick 60 85.7%
 cement 10 14.3%
Cracked or broken slab (n, %) 54 77.1%
Condition of latrine (n, %)
 clean 20 28.6%
 Dirty - faeces on the floor 50 71.4%
Lid available (n, %) 3 4.3%
Latrine separation (n,%)
 no door 6 8.6%
 curtain 5 7.1%
 wood door 59 84.3%
Flies in latrine (n, %) 40 57.1%
Animals in the compound (n, %) 14 20.0%
  1. SD standard deviation