Table 1

Overview of all 121,771 observed water contacts of the 1,651 members of four epidemiological cohorts in Ndombo, Northern Senegal, during 175 days (7 days in each of 25 successive months) of observations; first the frequency and duration of all nine single water contact activities are given, followed by the most frequently observed combined activities

Activity

Description

Total duration (min)

Total count

Average duration (min)


a

(Dis)embarking

8858

4407

2.0

b

Small bath

11781

3670

3.2

c

Bathing

617543

54844

11.3

d

Collecting water

55659

29141

1.9

e

Household

91404

3282

27.9

f

Animals

13353

1215

11.0

g

Private toilet

510

216

2.4

h

Fishing

9353

383

24.4

i

Irrigation

11979

1572

7.6

Subtotal

820439

98730

8.3

a + b

(Dis)embarking + small bath

957

368

2.6

b + d

Small bath + collecting water

5018

945

5.3

b + g

Small bath + private toilet

368

102

3.6

c + d

Bathing + collecting water

213561

14285

15.0

c + d + e

Bathing + collecting water + household

6711

203

33.1

c + e

Bathing + household

144252

3740

38.6

c + f

Bathing + animals

18889

1221

15.5

c + h

Bathing + fishing

2440

81

30.1

c + i

Bathing + irrigation

10331

483

21.4

d + e

Collecting water + household

34494

1453

23.7

d + g

Collecting water + private toilet

317

120

2.6

Other

Combined activities with < 50 observations

208

40

5.2

Subtotal

437546

23041

19.0

Total

All activities

1257985

121771

10.3

Per individual

762

74

Per individual per day

4.4

0.42


Sow et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:198   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-198

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