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Handwashing stations in Nepal: Role of wealth status in establishing handwashing stations at home
Authors: Mohan Kumar Sharma,Ramesh Adhikari, and Edwin van Teijlingen PhD
Source: World Medical & Health Policy, DOI:
Topic(s): Inequality
Country: Asia
Published: MAY 2022
Abstract: Handwashing has been proven to be effective at preventing several infectious diseases. This study aims to find out the role of wealth status in establishing handwashing stations in the households of Nepal. This study used secondary data from Nepal Demographic Health Survey in 2016 to assess the association between households' wealth status and handwashing stations. The findings displayed a significant association between the age of the household head, residence place, ecological zone, province, wealth status, having a mosquito net, having a radio and TV in the respondent's household, and fixed handwashing stations at their households at p?