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Table 2 Comparison of hygiene status and living environment of the study subjects living in different localities

From: Living environment and self assessed morbidity: a questionnaire-based survey

Parameters Commercial area No (%) "Industrial versus commercial area" Significance* (P value) Industrial area No (%) "Industrial versus residential area" Significance* (P value) Residential area No (%)
Source of drinking water Municipal tap 1172 (97.6) < 0.00001 208 (19.5) < 0.00001 424 (40.1)
  Own/bore well 24 (2.0) < 0.00001 856 (80.1) < 0.00001 630 (59.6)
Treatment of drinking water 1157 (97.5) < 0.01 1014 (95.2) NS 855 (96.0)
Garbage disposal facility 1158 (97.6) < 0.00001 750 (71.3) < 0.00001 816 (92.1)
Waste water stagnation 54 (4.6) < 0.00001 915 (87.4) < 0.00001 39 (4.4)
Problem of vector 954 (80.6) < 0.00001 1040 (98.9) < 0.00001 737 (82.9)
Problem of cooking smoke 204 (17.2) < 0.00001 355 (33.2) < 0.00001 130 (14.4)
Presence of garbage dumps near residence 435 (36.6) < 0.00001 763 (72.8) < 0.0001 585 (63.8)
Industry Close to residence 19 (1.6) < 0.00001 1054 (99.2) < 0.00001 11 (1.2)
Rain water stagnation 64 (5.4) < 0.00001 938 (90.7) < 0.00001 104 (11.5)
Kachha/Semi-pucca house 424 (35.5) < 0.00001 156 (14.6) < 0.00001 236 (26.4)
  1. * Significance tested by chi square test