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Table 4 Home-environmental characteristics of the study participants, N = 280

From: Foot care practice and associated factors among patients with lymphoedema in Boreda district, Gamo zone, southern Ethiopia, 2020. Implications for elimination of podoconiosis and lymphatic filariasis

Variables Category Frequency Percentage (%)
Distance from home to safe drinking water (one round walking distance in minute) 30 min and below 191 68.2
Above 30 min 89 31.8
Number of litres of drinking water fetched per day 50 or below 212 75.7
Above 50 68 24.3
Latrine conditions No latrine 3 1.1
Functional pit latrine 264 94.3
Non-functional latrine 13 4.6
Weather conditions Mid-land 44 15.7
lowland 236 84.3
Type of soil Red clay soil 228 81.4
Sandy soil 13 4.6
Black soil 39 14