Table 5

Relationship between well characteristics and fecal coliform counts of samples
Characteristic Category Mean counts (CFU/ml) SE Mean St Dev Range (CFU/ml) Correlation coefficient (P value)
Condition of well aperture Covered 1.15 × 103 132 1883 0-9.0 × 103
Not covered 1.18 × 103 110 1722 0-9.0 × 103
Height of well casing above the ground (m) 0.00 1.01 × 103 332 1726 2.0- 7.0 × 103 +0.036 (0.260)
0.1-0.59 1.13 × 103 126 1807 0-9.0 × 103
≥0.60 1.23 × 103 122 1797 0-9.0 × 103
Distance between well and sanitary structure (m) 1.0-10.00 1.27 × 103 103 1851 0-9.0 × 103 +0.131 (0.000)
10.1-15.00 9.41 × 102 159 1649 0- 9.0 × 103
≥15.00 7.18 × 102 346 1468 0-5.5 × 103
State of well New 1.30 × 103 383 1990 0-8.0 × 103
Fairly old 8.53 × 102 132 1539 0-9.0 × 103
Old 1.30 × 103 111 1880 0-9.0 × 103
Presence of molded casing No 1.06 × 103 190 1805 0-9.0 × 103
Yes 1.19 × 103 95 1800 0-9.0 × 103

Well aperture (χ2 = 4.202, df = 1, P = 0.040). Well height: FCC (χ2 =3.727, df = 2, P = 0.155).

Distance well-pit latrine (χ2 = 0.794, df = 1, P = 0.672). State of well (χ2 = 1.193, df = 2, P = 0.551). Well casing (χ2 = 0.925, df = 1, P = 0.336).

Akoachere et al.

Akoachere et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:692   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-692

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