Table 5

Awareness of cleaner fuels and willingness to change

Willing to change

Rural (n = 15)

Traditional-Urban (n = 15)

Middle class (n = 11)


Are some fuels better?

Don't know

1 (6.7)

1 (6.7)

0

No

2 (13.3)

2 (13.3)

0

Yes

12 (80)

12 (80)

11*

Which fuel is best?

Charcoal

3 (20.7)

4 (26.7)

3 (27.3)

Charcoal and electricity

0

0

1 (9.1)

Charcoal and wood

2 (13.3)

0

1 (9.1)

Charcoal, wood, gas

0

1 (6.7)

0

Cow dung and wood

2 (13.3)

0

0

Electricity

0

4 (26.7)

4 (36.4)

Gas

0

0

0

Wood

5 (33.3)

3 (20)

2 (18.2)

Extra sum willing to spend Birr (/week) on cleaner fuel Median (range)

0

5 (4–25)

12.5 (10–37.5)


* Four women used electricity

9.21 Birr = 1 US Dollar

Edelstein et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2008 8:10   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-8-10

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