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Table 3 Awareness and compliance rates for advice received, municipality of Baerum, Norway, 2017

From: Compliance with water advisories after water outages in Norway

Water advice in the notification Awarenessa % (n) Complianceb % (n) Effective compliance ratec (Awareness x Compliance) %
#1 Store clean water for necessary consumption in advance 66% (273) 82% (224) 54% (82 × 0.66)
#2 Let cold water flush until clear if discoloured 51% (211) 92% (195) 47% (92 × 0.51)
#3 Do not use washing machine or dishwasher until the water is completely clear 43% (178) 91% (161) 39% (91 × 0.43)
#4 Boil water before use for food and drinking 65% (269) 81% (218)* 53% (81 × 0.65)
  1. a:awareness is measured among participants who remembered receiving a notice (n = 412)
  2. b:compliance rate is measured only among respondents who were aware of each advice (number provided in the first column)
  3. c:effective compliance rate is the product of awareness and compliance and capture the effect of the ones being unaware of the BWA
  4. *Note: 169 boiled water and 49 did not boil water because they used bottled water for food and drink