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Table 1 Descriptive statistics from 2016 survey results

From: Water, sanitation, and hygiene access in southern Syria: analysis of survey data and recommendations for response

  Governorate [min and max per sub district] Total
Dar’a Quneitra
HH has at least one child < 5 years, % (n) 69.4% (971) [50.5–78.3%] 73.0% (310) [67.9–77.4%] 70.2% (1281)
Mean (SD) people per household 7.5 (3.6) [6.1–8.9] 8.1 (4.3) [7.2–9.2] 7.6 (3.8)
IDP households, % (n) 25.4% (247) [1.9–44.6%] 49.0% (152) [29.6–85.4%] 31.1% (399)
Female headed HH, % (n) 18.9% (184) [5.7–47.0%] 21.0% (65) [17.3–23.3%] 19.4% (249)
Mean (SD) age of the head of HH 41.8 (12.8) [34.2–45.7] 44.1 (12.3) [42.4–45.3] 42.3 (12.7)
Families in damaged/shared shelters, % (n) 44.9% (436) [16.7–81.1%] 51.6% (160) [32.1–78.1%] 46.5% (596)
Water trucking main source in last 30 days, % (n) 73.0% (709) [36.1–100%] 89.3% (277) [81.3–97.5%] 77.0% (986)
Network main source in last 30 days, % (n) 26.0% (252) [0.0–61.4%] 9.7% (30) [1.2–18.7%] 22.0% (282)
Separate drinking water, % (n) 32.0% (311) [0.0–65.8%] 57.7% (179) [45.7–74.7%] 38.3% (490)
Spent ≥2 days without water in last 30 days, % (n) 44.1% (428) [15.7–75.4%] 33.2% (103) [23.5–46.3%] 41.5% (531)
Did not have enough water in past 30 days, % (n) 37.3% (362) [7.6–71.1%] 23.9% (74) [13.3–37.8%] 34.0% (436)
Modified hygiene due to lack of water, % (n) 28.2% (274) [7.6–68.4%] 19.4% (60) [13.3–28.1%] 26.1% (334)
Percent of income used to buy water, mean (SD) 20.8% (13.9) [14.0–42.4%] 19.7% (10.4) [18.2–21.0%] 20.5% (13.1)
Consumption lpcd, median (lower, upper quintile) 71.4 (47.6–95.2) 53.6 (35.7–71.4) 63.5 (42.9–95.2)
Mean FCR mg/Liter (lower, upper quintile), n 0.04 (0.0, 0.1), 937 0.01 (0.0, 0.0), 310 0.03 (0.0, 0.0) 1207
HH with > 0 mg/L FCR, %(n) 24.4% (237) [1.2–100%] 7.4% (23) [0.0–22.2%] 20.3% (260)
HH with > 0.1 mg/L FCR %(n) 4.9% (48) [0.0–45.3%] 1.3% (4) [0.0–4.2%] 4.1% (52)
Mean pH (lower, upper quintile), n 7.9 (7.8, 8.0) 968 7.9 (7.8, 8.0) 310 7.9 (7.8, 8.0) 1238
Access to clean/functional toilet, % (n) 96.2% (934) [91.1–100%] 91.6% (284) [74.4–98.7] 95.1% (1218)
Observed: Clean/functional toilet, % (n) 67.5% (655) [22.4–85.4%] 52.3% (162) [30.5–62.5%] 63.8% (817)
Mean (SD) users per toilet 7.4 (4.1) [6.0–8.8] 8.2 (6.3) [7.1–11.0] 7.6 (4.7)
HHs use shared toilet, % (n) 15.9% (220) [1.5–30.8%] 34.5% (107) [21.0–52.4%] 25.5% (327)
HHs could not find/afford hygiene items, % (n) 74.0% (719) [54.2–97.4%] 78.7% (244) [76.9–95.1%] 75.2% (963)
Observed: Soap and water at handwash station % (n) 50.8% (493) [7.9–67.1%] 45.5% (141) [22.0%–59.3%] 49.5% (634)
Observed: Soap or water at handwash station % (n) 80.1% (778) [47.4–93.9%] 69.0% (214) [57.3–76.5%] 77.4% (992)
HH left garbage in open, % (n) 1.6% (16) [0.0–10.1%] 11.9% (37) [6.7–20.7%] 4.1% (53)
HH under WSP program % (n) 46.7% (453) [0.0–100%] 0% (0) [0.0–0.0%] 35.4% (453)
HH reported at least one child < 5 years had diarrhea in past 2 weeks %, (n) 31.6% (307) [10.5–47.2%] 36.5% (113) [28.4–41.5%] 32.8% (420)
  1. Abbreviations: household (HH), standard deviation (SD), free chlorine residual (FCR)