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Household Perceptions Of The Quality Of Drinking Water In Uganda


  • Bukenya, James O.


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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  • Bukenya, James O., 2006. "Household Perceptions Of The Quality Of Drinking Water In Uganda," 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida 35355, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaso:35355

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    1. Armand, Totouom Fotue Luc, 2016. "Determinants of household avoidance behavior to cope with unsafe drinking water: case study of Cameroon," 2016 AAAE Fifth International Conference, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 249333, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).


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