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Table 1 Satisfaction level of people concerning different categorical variables

From: The impact of COVID-19 outbreak and perceptions of people towards household waste management chain in Nepal

Variables Categories Satisfaction level Chi-square (p-value)
Not satisfied Satisfied
Number (percent) Number (percent)
Gender Male 127 (73.4) 46 (26.6) 13.721
(0.000)
Female 192 (56.6) 147 (43.4)
Education level High School 21 (50) 21 (50) 5.129
(0.077)
Bachelor’s degree 168 (60.6) 109 (39.4)
Master’s degree and above 130 (67.4) 63 (32.6)
Fear of COVID-19 Yes 251 (64.5) 138 (35.5) 3.397
(0.065)
No 68 (55.3) 55 (44.7)
Family in quarantine Yes 132 (65.3) 70 (34.7) 1.314
(0.252)
No 187 (60.3) 123 (39.7)
Waste volume change during the lockdown Increase 122 (68.5) 56 (31.5) 6.143
(0.046)
Decrease 26 (68.4) 12 (31.6)
Constant 171 (57.8) 125 (42.2)
Separation of waste at source Always 178 (61.8) 110 (38.2) 0.219
(0.896)
Sometime 109 (62.3) 66 (37.7)
Never 32 (65.3) 17 (34.7)
Challenges of separating waste at source Enough 36 (65.5) 19 (34.5) 1.789
(0.617)
For nothing 15 (75) 5 (25)
Much 42 (61.8) 26 (38.2)
Not much 226 (61.2) 143 (38.8)
Collection service Government 161 (57.5) 119 (42.5) 6.883
(0.032)
Private 75 (65.2) 40 (34.8)
No service 83 (70.9) 34 (29.1)
PPE for waste workers (where collection service is available) Yes 48 (40.7) 70 (59.3) 32.379
(0.000)
No 271 (68.78) 123 (31.21)
Transformation of covid-19 from wastes Yes 194 (66.4) 98 (33.6) 5.684
(0.058)
No 33 (52.4) 30 (46.6)
May be 92 (58.6) 65 (41.4)
Dumping location Burn 69 (66.3) 35 (33.7) 8.772
(0.067)
By the road/street 8 (88.9) 1 (11.1)
Rivers/lakes 11 (78.6) 3 (21.4)
Nearby container 210 (58.8) 147 (41.2)
Open spaces 21 (75) 7 (25)
Education by government authority about the waste management Yes 27 (40.9) 39 (59.1) 14.768
(0.000)
No 292 (65.5) 154 (34.5)
Agree with recycling during a pandemic Yes 194 (62.2) 118 (37.8) 3.109
(0.211)
No 54 (70.1) 23 (29.9)
May be 71 (57.7) 52 (42.3)
  1. (at 5% level of significance)