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Table 3.

Maximum likelihood estimates of the MUWS adoption model.

VariablesCoefficientS.E.Sig.Odds ratio
Illiterate −0.113 0.183 0.163 0.893 
Primary education −1.500 0.415 0.148 0.223 
Secondary education 1.326 0.758 0.588 3.767 
Higher secondary and above education 0.336 0.660 0.918 5.335 
Caste (Dalit) −2.629 0.443 0.004* 0.111 
Caste (Janajati) −1.814 0.489 0.998 0.261 
Caste (Bhramin/Chhetri) 0.682 0.834 0.531 4.063 
Household size 0.611 0.401 0.127 1.813 
Agricultural crops −2.831 0.679 0.200 0.063 
Occupation (Agriculture) 3.379 1.237 0.723 12.344 
Occupation (Business) 0.151 2.119 0.827 1.090 
Occupation (Service) 3.743 1.885 0.724 12.837 
Occupation (Remittance) 3.316 1.841 0.756 11.537 
Occupation (Wage Labour) 13.072 1.894 0.689 53.067 
Household sharing tap 1.175 0.434 0.007* 3.237 
Water tariff 5.081 2.984 0.007* 18.696 
Water volume (liters) 0.012 0.006 0.045** 1.189 
Water storage system 7.967 3.983 0.008* 21.000 
Water insufficiency for domestic uses in dry seasons 5.608 1.983 0.005* 15.004 
Access to water purification −2.585 0.804 0.082 0.075 
Food sufficiency 3.129 1.518 0.203 1.609 
Economic benefit from vegetable farming −2.427 1.240 0.053 0.060 
Time spent in fetching water (hour) 1.341 0.461 0.338 1.666 
Access to water −5.862 1.783 0.021** 0.006 
Water quality 1.491 0.654 0.130 6.323 
Constant −2.331 28.405 0.935 0.975 
VariablesCoefficientS.E.Sig.Odds ratio
Illiterate −0.113 0.183 0.163 0.893 
Primary education −1.500 0.415 0.148 0.223 
Secondary education 1.326 0.758 0.588 3.767 
Higher secondary and above education 0.336 0.660 0.918 5.335 
Caste (Dalit) −2.629 0.443 0.004* 0.111 
Caste (Janajati) −1.814 0.489 0.998 0.261 
Caste (Bhramin/Chhetri) 0.682 0.834 0.531 4.063 
Household size 0.611 0.401 0.127 1.813 
Agricultural crops −2.831 0.679 0.200 0.063 
Occupation (Agriculture) 3.379 1.237 0.723 12.344 
Occupation (Business) 0.151 2.119 0.827 1.090 
Occupation (Service) 3.743 1.885 0.724 12.837 
Occupation (Remittance) 3.316 1.841 0.756 11.537 
Occupation (Wage Labour) 13.072 1.894 0.689 53.067 
Household sharing tap 1.175 0.434 0.007* 3.237 
Water tariff 5.081 2.984 0.007* 18.696 
Water volume (liters) 0.012 0.006 0.045** 1.189 
Water storage system 7.967 3.983 0.008* 21.000 
Water insufficiency for domestic uses in dry seasons 5.608 1.983 0.005* 15.004 
Access to water purification −2.585 0.804 0.082 0.075 
Food sufficiency 3.129 1.518 0.203 1.609 
Economic benefit from vegetable farming −2.427 1.240 0.053 0.060 
Time spent in fetching water (hour) 1.341 0.461 0.338 1.666 
Access to water −5.862 1.783 0.021** 0.006 
Water quality 1.491 0.654 0.130 6.323 
Constant −2.331 28.405 0.935 0.975 

Hosmer and Lemeshow Test: Chi-square = 9.12, d.f. = 8, Sig. = 0.63, −2 Log likelihood = 136.558, Cox & Snell r2 = 0.562; Nagelkerke r2 = 0.80; overall percentage of right prediction = 96.6%; sample size = 150 households.

*p < 0.01, **p < 0.05.

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