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The cold water consumption rate is influenced by various factors including age, gender, and seasonal variables. The water consumption rates of eight age groups are presented in Tables 2 and 3. Out of 1,256 respondents in the summer survey 66.4% people answered that they drink cold water directly without boiling. In the winter survey, out of 1,230 respondents 56.4% of people answered that they drink cold water during the winter period (Figure 1).
Table 2

Daily consumption of water among gender groups in Mysore City, South India

Type of waterSummer survey (n = 1,256)
Winter survey (n = 1,230)
consumption (L/day/person)Male (n = 632)Female (n = 624)Male (n = 618)Female (n = 612)
Municipal tap water 1.20 ± 0.5 1.05 ± 0.6 0.96 ± 0.5 0.88 ± 0.4 
Bore well 0.80 ± 0.4 0.75 ± 0.4 0.77 ± 0.4 0.62 ± 0.3 
Bottled water 1.50 ± 0.6 1.30 ± 0.3 1.00 ± 0.5 1.00 ± 0.4 
Average 1.16 ± 0.4 1.03 ± 0.3 0.96 ± 0.2 0.88 ± 0.2 
Type of waterSummer survey (n = 1,256)
Winter survey (n = 1,230)
consumption (L/day/person)Male (n = 632)Female (n = 624)Male (n = 618)Female (n = 612)
Municipal tap water 1.20 ± 0.5 1.05 ± 0.6 0.96 ± 0.5 0.88 ± 0.4 
Bore well 0.80 ± 0.4 0.75 ± 0.4 0.77 ± 0.4 0.62 ± 0.3 
Bottled water 1.50 ± 0.6 1.30 ± 0.3 1.00 ± 0.5 1.00 ± 0.4 
Average 1.16 ± 0.4 1.03 ± 0.3 0.96 ± 0.2 0.88 ± 0.2 
Table 3

Average cold water intake (L/day) of the surveyed participants of Mysore city during summer

 Age groups (years)
 
Type of water0–9 (n = 22)10–19 (n = 54)20–29 (n = 186)30–39 (n = 166)40–49 (n = 142)50–59 (n = 122)60–69 (n = 86)70+ (n = 56)Total (n = 834)
Municipal tap water 0.65 ± 0.5 0.78 ± 0.4 1.7 ± 0.6 1.35 ± 0.5 1.8 ± 0.5 1.1 ± 0.4 0.86 ± 0.3 0.76 ± 0.4 1.125 ± 0.4 
Bottled water 0.5 ± 0.4 0.6 ± 0.4 2.0 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.4 2.0 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.5 1.0 ±0.5 0.5 ± 0.5  1.2 ± 0.6 
 Age groups (years)
 
Type of water0–9 (n = 22)10–19 (n = 54)20–29 (n = 186)30–39 (n = 166)40–49 (n = 142)50–59 (n = 122)60–69 (n = 86)70+ (n = 56)Total (n = 834)
Municipal tap water 0.65 ± 0.5 0.78 ± 0.4 1.7 ± 0.6 1.35 ± 0.5 1.8 ± 0.5 1.1 ± 0.4 0.86 ± 0.3 0.76 ± 0.4 1.125 ± 0.4 
Bottled water 0.5 ± 0.4 0.6 ± 0.4 2.0 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.4 2.0 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.5 1.0 ±0.5 0.5 ± 0.5  1.2 ± 0.6 
Figure 1

Cold water consumption in summer and winter seasons.

Figure 1

Cold water consumption in summer and winter seasons.

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