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Table 3 Advantages of soap listed by participants in the household survey in the four-arm exploratory pilot study in Moyale, Ethiopia

From: An exploratory pilot study of the effect of modified hygiene kits on handwashing with soap among internally displaced persons in Ethiopia

Advantages listed by respondents, % (n) Control arm
n = 50
Intervention Arm 1: Liquid
n = 50
Intervention Arm 2: Scented
n = 51
Intervention Arm 3: Mirror
n = 52
To keep healthy 48% (24) 44% (22) 35% (18) 48% (25)
To remove dirt and maintain cleanliness and hygiene 34% (17) 42% (21) 53% (27) 31% (16)
To remove germs and protect against disease in general 34% (17) 48% (24) 51% (26) 46% (24)
To feel comfortable 8% (4) 4% (2) 8% (4) 2% (1)
To prevent antibiotic resistance 6% (3) 4% (2) 0% (0) 4% (2)
To prevent diarrhoea 4% (2) 2% (1) 6% (3) 0% (0)
To prevent malnutrition 2% (1) 2% (1) 0% (0) 2% (1)
To reduce absence from school 0% (0) 2% (1) 0% (0) 0% (0)
Don’t know 0% (0) 2% (1) 4% (2) 0% (0)