Table 2

Diarrhoea during the 30 days prior to being interviewed at the household level for households with and without cisterns, with a subgroup analysis of households with at least one person experiencing one or more episodes of diarrhoea
Households Households with Cisterns Households without Cisterns p-value† All cases Household cases with Cisterns Household cases without Cisterns p-value††
(n = 769) (n = 376) (n = 393) (n = 301) (n =121) (n = 180)
Households with at least one person experiencing diarrhoea at least once (Number and %)
301 121 (32.2%) 180 (45.8%) <0.001 - - - -
(39.1%)
Frequency of people experiencing diarrhoea per household (%)
Mean percent of people with diarrhoea per household and SD 15.5% 11.5% 19.3% <0.001 39.5% 35.8% 42.1% 0.019
SD 0.20 SD 0.27 SD 0.20 SD 0.24
Household episodes (Number)
Mean number of diarrhoeal episodes per household and SD 1.05 0.85 1.25 0.004 2.69 2.64 2.72 0.766
SD 1.74 SD 2.04 SD 2.16 SD 2.25
Mean number of household diarrhoeal episodes per person and SD 0.23 0.18 0.28 0.001 0.60 0.57 0.61 0.462
SD 0.37 SD 0.43 SD 0.46 SD 0.46

SD: standard deviation.

† Comparison between households with and without cisterns using Pearson’s Chi-squared test for differences in prevalence and two-way t-test for differences in means.

†† Comparison between households with and without cisterns among cases using two-way t-test for differences in means.

Marcynuk et al.

Marcynuk et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:65   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-65

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