Table 1

Characteristics of Study participants in the Collaborative Sahsa Health Initiative in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region, Nicaragua, 2009 (N = 189).

Number of householdsA

% of total householdsB


RaceC

Mestizo

171

91

Miskito

16

9

Other

1

1

EducationD

Illiterate

33

18

Literate, No education

31

17

Preschool

1

1

Primary School

80

43

Secondary School

28

15

University

3

2

Trade school

1

1

Don't Know

3

2

No Response

5

3

TambosE

Yes

77

41

No

111

59

Time to health centerF

Under 1 hour

96

53

1 hr - <2 hrs

29

16

2 hrs - <3 hrs

21

12

3 hrs - <4 hrs

16

9

4 hrs or more

19

11

Water Source

Piping

78

41

Well

60

32

River

30

16

Natural spring

17

9

Other

4

2

Water purification method

None

103

57

Chlorine

54

30

Filter

25

14

Missing

1

Use latrine

Yes

146

78

No

41

22

Missing

2

Latrine overflow in past year

Yes

51

37

No

88

63

Missing

7

Diarrhea

Yes

77

41

No

112

59


A Number of households surveyed within the community.

B Percentage of total surveyed households (N = 189).

CRace of the head-of-household

D Education level of the head-of-household

E House on stilts, indicative of location in a flood-prone region.

F Self-reported time to travel to the nearest health center.

Denslow et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:30   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-30

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