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Pattern of child faeces management and disposable diaper usage among under-fives in an Urban Slum of Bandung, Indonesia

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Title: Pattern of child faeces management and disposable diaper usage among under-fives in an Urban Slum of Bandung, Indonesia
Authors: Agestika, Lina Browse this author
Sintawardani, Neni Browse this author
Hamidah, Umi Browse this author
Nyambe, Sikopo Browse this author
Yamauchi, Taro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: child faeces
disposable diapers
hygiene
sanitation
toilet training
urban slum
Issue Date: 25-Oct-2021
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Journal Title: Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
Publisher DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2021.099
Abstract: Children's faecal waste is a major environmental health issue despite increasing access to sanitation facilities and sanitary products in Indonesia. This cross-sectional study investigated child faecal management practice and disposable diaper usage among under-fives living in an urban slum of Indonesia. Data on household socio-demographics, child characteristics, and child faeces management practices were collected from 184 randomly selected pairs of mothers and children through interviews and observations. Findings revealed children's common defaecation sites as improved toilet, disposable diaper, and reusable diaper at 33.7, 33.2, and 16.3%, respectively. However, hygienic child faeces disposal was at 45%. Multivariate logistic regression indicated that the common use of disposable diapers and bathroom floor as the child's defaecation site increased unhygienic disposal. This prevalence decreased for mothers with higher education and those who had initiated toilet training. Promoting mothers' disposal of child faeces from disposable diapers, preventing child defaecation on the bathroom floor, and initiating toilet training as soon as a child can walk alone are thus potential interventions.
Type: article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/83315
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