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Published online 2012 July 27. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-556

Table 2

Odds ratios from a logistic hierarchical stepwise regression model, predicting perceived drinking water safety from water supply and household characteristics (based on 26,076 households in the 2002 and 24,056 households in the 2008 general household survey)

Characteristic
2008
2002
 Odds ratioT statisticP valueOdds ratioT statisticP value
Water clear
10.44
11.49
0
22.60
13.4
0
Water tastes good
14.08
15.58
0
8.24
9.19
0
Water free from odours
2.47
5.15
0
4.07
6.15
0
Borehole
0.35
−3.48
0.001
0.20
−6.07
0
Rainwater or tanker water
0.24
−4.44
0
0.13
−6.3
0
Other non-piped water sources (i.e. wells, rivers, dams, springs, stream, etc.)
0.25
−6.5
0
0.10
−9.23
0
Water clear and free from odours
3.85
5.39
0
2.22
3.01
0.003
Clear water from other non-piped sources
0.23
−5.07
0
0.44
−3.1
0.002
Water from other non-piped sources tastes good
0.42
−3.42
0.001
0.43
−2.9
0.004
Water from other non-piped sources free from odours
 
 
 
0.34
−3.92
0
Head of household ethnicity - coloured
 
 
 
3.70
3.39
0.001
Public or neighbour’s tap   0.52−2.920.004