The WASH Approach: Fighting Waterborne Disease in Emergency Situations

http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.123-A6



Estimated Prevalence of Handwashing with Soap by Country
Country Number of studies Estimated prevalence
(%) (95% confidence interval)*
*Studies were not intended to be country-representative. Country averages were therefore estimated without weighting by sample size.
Burkina Faso 1 8 (4, 14)
Ethiopia 1 22 (13, 34)
Ghana 3 13 (6, 22)
Kenya 5 15 (7, 29)
Senegal 1 19 (12, 30)
Uganda 1 15 (9, 24)
Tanzania 1 5 (3, 10)
USA 7 49 (32, 65)
Peru 2 16 (7, 32)
Israel 1 12 (5, 26)
Netherlands 1 50 (34, 66)
United Kingdom 3 52 (34, 70)
Kyrgyzstan 1 16 (7, 32)
Bangladesh 7 18 (10, 27)
India 3 15 (3, 27)
Thailand 1 25 (15, 38)
New Zealand 1 72 (44, 89)
Republic of Korea 1 17 (9, 33)
China 2 13 (6, 24)