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Table 6 Water drinking preference for the 'Do Not Drink' and 'Boil Water' stages.

From: Communication, perception and behaviour during a natural disaster involving a 'Do Not Drink' and a subsequent 'Boil Water' notice: a postal questionnaire study

  'Do Not Drink' (N = 155) 'Boil Water' (N = 108)
Popularity of water sources No of Users Mode rank Rank 1s (%) No of Users Mode rank Rank 1s (%)
bottled water from distribution site 133 1 70.0 90 1 69.9
bought bottled water, still 73 1 20.0 46 2 16.3
water from bowsers 34 2 3.8 18 2 3.3
bought bottled water, sparkling 21 2 2.3 9 2 1.1
chilled boiled tap water 17 2 0.0 8 2 2.2
water straight from the tap 13 8 0.8 21 2 3.3
tap water from family/friends 12 1 3.1 4 1 2.2
filtered tap water 8 7 0.0 9 1 2.2
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