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Table 2 Primary sources of water for various household activities in Ogale (n = 100)a

From: Petroleum contaminated water and health symptoms: a cross-sectional pilot study in a rural Nigerian community

  Primary water source (n)
Household activity Borehole Sachetb Emergencyc
Cooking 81 0 16
Drinking 66 14 15
Brushing teeth 80 1 16
Bathing 83 0 15
Washing food 83 0 16
Washing dishes 83 0 15
Washing clothes 83 0 14
Cleaning house 83 0 14
  1. aWater sources with n < 5 (dugout well, monopump, bottled water and other) were excluded
  2. bSachet water is defined as water packed in plastic bags, commonly sold in outdoor markets
  3. cEmergency water is defined as water supplied by the government to Ogale participants as requested by UNEP