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Table 4

Bivariate patterns among race/ethnicity, SES, and health attitudes and behaviors among lead-filtering POU adopters (N = 643)

Inequality markersConfidence in correct filter use?
% Changing filter every 2–3 monthsFrequency of drinking filtered water?
Frequency of cooking w/filtered water?
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
Race 
 NH Black 3.915 0.794 0.48 4.033 0.991 3.542 1.304 
 NH Asian 3.561 0.866 0.35 3.930 0.942 3.474 1.269 
 NH Multi 3.520 1.159 0.64 3.920 1.187 3.440 1.387 
 NH Other 3.857 1.099 0.43 3.571 1.016 4.143 1.099 
 NH White 3.719 0.905 0.50 4.156 0.977 3.207 1.367 
Ethnicity 
 NH (any race) 3.696 0.905 0.49 4.116 0.978 3.239 1.352a 
 Hispanic (any race) 3.921 0.931 0.45 3.984 1.076 3.766 1.306 
SES 
 No college degree 3.697 0.936+ 0.48 4.025 1.022+ 3.261 1.395 
 College degree 3.730 0.888 0.50 4.165 0.957 3.315 1.326 
 HH income less than $50 K 3.643 0.938 0.48 4.080 0.999 3.387 1.329 
 HH income $50 K or greater 3.770 0.886 0.49 4.118 0.982 3.224 1.372 
Overall 3.718 0.909 0.49 4.103 0.988 3.291 1.356 
Inequality markersConfidence in correct filter use?
% Changing filter every 2–3 monthsFrequency of drinking filtered water?
Frequency of cooking w/filtered water?
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
Race 
 NH Black 3.915 0.794 0.48 4.033 0.991 3.542 1.304 
 NH Asian 3.561 0.866 0.35 3.930 0.942 3.474 1.269 
 NH Multi 3.520 1.159 0.64 3.920 1.187 3.440 1.387 
 NH Other 3.857 1.099 0.43 3.571 1.016 4.143 1.099 
 NH White 3.719 0.905 0.50 4.156 0.977 3.207 1.367 
Ethnicity 
 NH (any race) 3.696 0.905 0.49 4.116 0.978 3.239 1.352a 
 Hispanic (any race) 3.921 0.931 0.45 3.984 1.076 3.766 1.306 
SES 
 No college degree 3.697 0.936+ 0.48 4.025 1.022+ 3.261 1.395 
 College degree 3.730 0.888 0.50 4.165 0.957 3.315 1.326 
 HH income less than $50 K 3.643 0.938 0.48 4.080 0.999 3.387 1.329 
 HH income $50 K or greater 3.770 0.886 0.49 4.118 0.982 3.224 1.372 
Overall 3.718 0.909 0.49 4.103 0.988 3.291 1.356 

Source: Perceptions of water quality, safety, and point-of-use filtration among Americans survey, March 2018.

aDifference is significant; p < 0.01.

+p < 0.10.

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