Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 7 - 2022
Factors Associated with Hygiene and Sanitation Practices among Adults in Muhanga District, Rwanda

Marie Grace Umunezero* and Solange Nikwigize

Department of Public Health, Mount Kenya University Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
*Corresponding Author: Marie Grace Umunezero, Department of Public Health, Mount Kenya University Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda.
Received: March 22, 2022; Published: June 28, 2022




Abstract

By 2030, the world's population will have increased from 7.6 billion to 8.6 billion, and by 2050, it will have increased to 9.8 billion. Such rapid expansion would exacerbate the already rising demand for water, sanitation, and hygiene-related facilities and services, particularly among low-income households. The general objective of this study was to assess the factors associated with hygiene and sanitation practices among adults in Muhanga District. A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in four rural sectors of Muhanga. A sample size of 380 households (male and female aged above 21 years old) were selected from the total of 32,618 households by using Rao-soft formula. Multistage and convenience sampling techniques was used, the structured questionnaires were administered and SPSS version 21 used for data analysis. The study has been shown that the majorities 75.5% of the respondents were married and the study findings show that prevalence of practice level and found out that the majority 66.3% of the respondents had good practice towards water, hygiene and sanitation. This study shown that the majority 68.7% of the respondents were getting water from source of fountain. The respondents who lived in urban were more likely to have good practice [AOR = 7.517, 95%CI: 2.706 - 20.881; P = < 0.001] compared to those who lived in rural area. It concluded that the lifestyle people living in was a factor which had much contribution to hygiene and sanitation practices among adults in Muhanga District.

 

Keywords: Hygiene; Sanitation Practices; Muhanga District

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Citation: Marie Grace Umunezero and Solange Nikwigize. “Factors Associated with Hygiene and Sanitation Practices among Adults in Muhanga District, Rwanda”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 4.7 (2022): 26-38.

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