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Quantifying accessibility and use of improved sanitation: towards a comprehensive indicator of the need for sanitation interventions

Park, MJ; Gray, Darren; Sadler, Ross; Laksono, Budi; Stewart, Donald; Clements, Archie


To prevent diseases associated with inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene, people needing latrines and behavioural interventions must be identified. We compared two indicators that could be used to identify those people. Indicator 1 of household latrine coverage was a simple Yes/No response to the question “Does your household have a latrine?” Indicator 2 was more comprehensive, combining questions about defecation behaviour with observations of latrine conditions. Using a standardized...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/srep30299
Access Rights: Open Access


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