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Table 3 Summary of potential risk factors and behaviors

From: What does soil-transmitted helminth elimination look like? Results from a targeted molecular detection survey in Japan

Risk factorCategoryTotal (N = 624)
n(%)
Water
 Main source of drinking waterPiped into household or bottled water605(97.0)
Well water11(1.8)
No response8(1.3)
Sanitation
 Sewage systemPublic sewage or septic tank537(86.1)
Home treatment or other methods16(2.6)
Unsure or no response71(11.4)
 Toilet facility at homePit latrine29(4.6)
Flush toilet or pour-flush toilet577(92.5)
Unsure, no response, or multiple responses18(2.9)
Hygiene practice
 Hand-washing after defecationAlways or usually538(86.2)
Sometimes or never78(12.5)
No response8(1.3)
 Hand-washing before eatingAlways or usually424(67.9)
Sometimes or never194(31.1)
No response6(1.0)
Eating habits
 Consumption of homegrown vegetablesYes336(53.8)
No261(41.8)
Unsure or no response27(4.3)
Travel history within 2 years
 To Asia, Africa and South AmericaYes19(3.0)
No602(96.5)
No response3(0.5)