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Table 3 Detailed descriptions of water odor in Ogale and Eteo

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

  Water location and source (n (%))
  Ogale (n = 39) Eteo (n = 8)
Odor description Borehole Sachet Emergency Borehole Sachet
Any odor 32 (82.1) 1 (2.6) 6 (15.4) 6 (75.0) 2 (25.0)
Fuel 27 (69.2) 1 (2.6) 1 (2.6) 1 (12.5) 0
Chlorine 0 0 4 (10.3) 0 0
Chemical 2 (5.1) 0 1 (2.6) 0 1 (12.5)
Mold 0 0 0 1 (12.5) 0
Mud 1 (2.6) 0 0 0 0
Unpleasant 0 0 0 3 (37.5) 0
Smoke 1 (2.6) 0 0 0 0
Don’t know 1 (2.6) 0 0 1 (12.5) 1 (12.5)