Factors Influencing Availability of Handwashing Facilities at Households in Tanzania

Authors

  • Nasra Mapoy Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59557/rpj.25.2.2023.16

Keywords:

Household, handwashing facilities, household budget survey 2017/2018, Binary logistic regression

Abstract

The study aimed to determine factors influencing the availability of handwashing facilities at the household level in Tanzania's Mainland. The study used secondary data from the Tanzania Household Budget Survey 2017/2018. Binary logistics regression was carried out to check the influence of characteristics of the household heads which are sex, age group, marital status, education and employment status, and the household condition characteristics, which include sanitation status, household size categories, location type, and use of building on the availability of handwashing facilities at the household level. Results revealed that the sex and employment status of the household heads had no significant influence, while age group, marital status educational level, and employment status of the household head had a significant influence on the availability of handwashing facilities. With regard to household condition, characteristics, sanitation status, household size categories, location type, and use of the building had a significant influence on the availability of handwashing facilities in households at a 5% level of significance. Therefore, the availability of handwashing facilities in households is influenced by the characteristics of the household head and housing characteristics. A study recommends community behavioural change on sanitation by conducting educational campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of handwashing and proper hygiene through several ways such as home visits.

 

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Downloads

Published

11-02-2024

How to Cite

Mapoy, N. (2024). Factors Influencing Availability of Handwashing Facilities at Households in Tanzania. Rural Planning Journal, 25(2), 120-132. https://doi.org/10.59557/rpj.25.2.2023.16

Similar Articles

1-10 of 14

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.