Table 5. Distribution of household items, expressed as percentage of households with selected material possessions, and fortnightly expenditures in U.S. dollars.


Item Cap Masoala Nosy Atafana Sahamalaza Tampolo Tanjona
Radio 43.1 68.2 32.9 53.5 42.2
Clock 1.7 9.1 7.1 4.7 2.2
Mirror 17.2 6.8 8.6 4.7 17.8
Thatch roof 94.8 56.8 94.3 90.7 97.8
Metal roof 6.9 43.2 7.1 9.3 2.2
Cement floor 0.0 6.8 5.7 0.0 0.0
Dirt floor 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 4.4
Wood floor 29.3 56.8 0.0 14.0 4.4
Bamboo floor 74.1 38.6 94.3 83.7 91.1
Wood wall 5.2 54.5 0.0 4.7 2.2
Bamboo wall 96.6 43.2 98.6 95.3 97.8
Outhouse toilet 27.6 97.7 12.9 53.5 40.0
Public toilet 25.9 0.0 1.4 7.0 13.3
No toilet 53.4 2.3 87.1 37.2 44.4
Average fortnightly expenditures/household 14.9 7.4 13.9 11.2 14.9