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Table 2 Knowledge of Practices When Under a BWA by Gendera

From: “Is there anything good about a water advisory?”: an exploration of the consequences of drinking water advisories in an indigenous community

  Yes No I Don’t Know Blank
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Applies only to my tap water
  Men (N = 19) 14 (74) 5 (26) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  Women (N = 24) 14 (58) 1 (4) 5 (21) 4 (17)
I can drink my tap water as long as it is clear
  Men 3 (16) 16 (84) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  Women 4 (17) 16 (67) 4 (7) 0 (0)
I should not drink my tap water
  Men 15 (79) 3 (16) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  Women 14 (58) 8 (33) 1 (4) 1 (4)
I should boil my tap water to prepare food
  Men 15 (79) 3 (16) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  Women 17 (71) 5 (21) 2 (8) 0 (0)
I can use my tap water to make ice
  Men 3 (16) 16 (84) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  Women 4 (17) 19 (79) 1 (4) 0 (0)
I can bathe/shower using my tap water
  Men 18 (95) 0 (0) 1 (5) 0 (0)
  Women 23 (96) 1 (4) 0 (0) 0 (0)
I can give my babies and young children a sponge bath using my tap water
  Men 10 (53) 4 (21) 2 (11) 3 (16)
  Women 15 (63) 5 (21) 2 (8) 1 (4)
Before preparing meals, it is okay to wash my hands with tap water
  Men 14 (74) 5 (26) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  Women 20 (83) 2 (8) 2 (8) 0 (0)
I can use my tap water to clean my teeth
  Men 12 (63) 5 (26) 1 (5) 1 (5)
  Women 18 (75) 3 (13) 3 (13) 0 (0)
I should boil my tap water before I drink it
  Men 15 (79) 3 (16) 0 (0) 1 (5)
  Women 18 (75) 5 (21) 1 (4) 0 (0)
I should boil my tap water before I bath my babies and young children
  Men 7 (37) 8 (42) 3 (16) 1 (5)
  Women 4 (17) 8 (33) 9 (38) 2 (8)
I can use a Brita filter to decontaminate my tap water
  Men 10 (53) 6 (32) 2 (11) 1 (5)
  Women 7 (29) 8 (33) 8 (33) 1 (4)
I should drink bottled water
  Men 19 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  Women 23 (96) 1 (4) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. a excluding those who preferred not to disclose gender