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Table 1

Existing drinking water supply characteristics of participants in Bangladesh and India

VariablesStudy 1 Bangladesh per areaa
Study 2 Bangladesh per areab
Study 3 IndiaStudy 4 India
SAT (201)KHU (200)BAG (200)DEB (51)KOL (50)All (275)All (60)
Drinking water source used (in % of participants) 
 Deep tube-well (>150 m deep) 19 100 70 12 
 Shallow tube-well (<150 m deep) 35 100 86 99 97 
 Piped water supply 24 0.5 
 Surface water (pond/river) 20 29 0.5 
 Other (pond sand filter, dug well, rain water) 
Ownership (in % of participants) 
 Private 36 16 73 64 99 97 
 Shared 17 10 27 18 
 Public 47 95 74 18 
Water availability (in % of participants) 
 Throughout the year 92 77 91 96 40 100 100 
 Not throughout the year 23 60 
Distance to water point (in meters) 
 Minimum 
 Mean 71 29 301 261 
 Maximum 1,600 305 1,600 50 2,250 30 
VariablesStudy 1 Bangladesh per areaa
Study 2 Bangladesh per areab
Study 3 IndiaStudy 4 India
SAT (201)KHU (200)BAG (200)DEB (51)KOL (50)All (275)All (60)
Drinking water source used (in % of participants) 
 Deep tube-well (>150 m deep) 19 100 70 12 
 Shallow tube-well (<150 m deep) 35 100 86 99 97 
 Piped water supply 24 0.5 
 Surface water (pond/river) 20 29 0.5 
 Other (pond sand filter, dug well, rain water) 
Ownership (in % of participants) 
 Private 36 16 73 64 99 97 
 Shared 17 10 27 18 
 Public 47 95 74 18 
Water availability (in % of participants) 
 Throughout the year 92 77 91 96 40 100 100 
 Not throughout the year 23 60 
Distance to water point (in meters) 
 Minimum 
 Mean 71 29 301 261 
 Maximum 1,600 305 1,600 50 2,250 30 

aSAT, Sathkira; KHU, Khulna; BAG, Bagerhat.

bDEB, Debidwar; KOL, Kolaroa.

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