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Volume 13, Number 7—July 2007

Point-of-Use Water Treatment and Use among Mothers in Malawi

Lauren J. Stockman*†Comments to Author , Thea K. Fischer*, Michael Deming*, Bagrey Ngwira‡, Cameron Bowie‡, Nigel Cunliffe§, Joseph S. Bresee*, and Robert E. Quick*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Decatur, Georgia, USA; ‡University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi; §University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK;

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Table 1

Household description of mothers/caretakers interviewed and 2004 Malawi Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data for comparison

Variable 2005 Household survey
2004 Malawi DHS, %
No. (%) 95% CI*
North 211 (13) 4–34 13
Central 725 (44) 26–63 41
South 716 (43) 26–63 46
Urban 156 (9) 3–27 18
Rural 1,489 (91) 73–97 82
Traditional pit toilet 1,290 (79) 75–87 79
No facility 289 (18) 13–25 16
Drinking water
Improved source 1,117 (67) 53–79 64
Unimproved source 539 (32) 21–47 36

*CI, confidence interval.

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