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Household Perceptions Of The Quality Of Drinking Water In Uganda

  • Bukenya, James O.
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    This paper analyzed self-reported household water quality opinions and avoidance measures used by households in Kampala, Uganda to manage health risks. The paper is based on survey data collected from four Divisions in Kampala district and analyzed using a simultaneous probit equation system. Probit results confirm the existence of strong relationships between household characteristics, opinions on water quality and the use of avoidance measures.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida with number 35355.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaso:35355
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