Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2019 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

Contamination Potentials of Household Water Handling and Storage Practices in Kirundo Subcounty, Kisoro District, Uganda

Table 7

Bivariate robust Poisson regression analysis of Escherichia coli in household water.

VariableEscherichia coli
Absent ()Present ()cPR95% CI value

Age (years)
21–3051 (91.1)5 (8.9)1.0
31–4087 (88.8)11 (11.2)1.260.46–3.440.60
41–5093 (93.9)6 (6.1)0.680.22–2.130.51
51–6032 (94.1)2 (5.9)0.660.13–3.220.61
≥6111 (84.6)2 (15.4)1.720.37–7.940.68

Education
Primary144 (93.5)10 (6.5)1.0
Secondary97 (88.2)13 (11.8)1.820.83–4.000.14
Tertiary33 (91.7)3 (8.3)1.280.37–4.440.69

Occupation
Peasant187 (91.7)17 (8.3)1.0
Trader60 (90.9)6 (9.1)1.090.45–2.660.85
Civil servant20 (87.0)3 (13.0)1.560.49–4.950.45
NGO7 (100.0)0 (0.0)0.040.01–0.09<0.001

Water storage container
Closed jerrican53 (98.1)1 (1.9)1.0
Open jerrican115 (96.6)4 (3.4)1.820.21–15.920.03
Jar41 (82.0)12 (15.6)9.721.27–74.250.04
Closed bottle65 (84.4)12 (15.6)8.421.12–63.030.04

Method of water treatment
Boiling230 (92.7)18 (7.3)1.0
SODIS14 (87.5)2 (12.5)1.720.44–6.800.44
Water guard2 (100.0)0 (0.0)0.0050.001–0.02<0.001

Days of water storage
One day9 (90.0)1 (10.0)1.0
Two days143 (95.3)7 (4.7)0.470.06–3.440.46
Three days115 (87.8)16 (12.2)1.220.19–8.320.84
Four days7 (77.8)2 (22.2)2.220.24–20.640.48

Washing hands
Yes93 (96.9)3 (3.1)1.0
No181 (88.7)23 (11.3)0.280.09–0.900.033