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Table 1 Demographics, Drinking Water Types, and Gastrointestinal Illness Reported among Surveyed Peace Corps Volunteers in Guatemala, September, 2016

From: An assessment of household water quality among Peace Corps volunteers in Guatemala

Characteristic Number (%) of Participants
Sex
 Female 26 (70%)
 Male 13 (30%)
Age
 20–25 27 (69%)
 26–30 9 (23%)
  > 30 3 (8%)
Months of Service
 1–4 2 (5%)
 5–8 6 (15%)
 9–12 16 (41%)
  > 12 15 (38%)
Handwashing location
 Fixed location 39 (100%)
 Water available 39 (100%)
 Cleansing agent available 39 (100%)
Sanitation facility
 Flush/pour-flush toilet 39 (100%)
Primary drinking water type consumed
Tambo 25 (64%)
 Piped water filtered and stored in the household 6 (15%)
 Piped water boiled and stored in the household 3 (8%)
 Single-use sealed bags of purified water 2 (5%)
 Water filtered and bottled at a location outside the PCV’s household 2 (5%)
 Piped water treated with chlorine and stored in the household 1 (3%)
Primary drinking water type unavailable for ≥1 day in past 2 weeks
 No 31 (79%)
 Yes 8 (21%)
Days per typical week consuming water other than primary drinking water
 0 10 (26%)
 1–2 10 (26%)
 3–4 11 (28%)
 5–7 8 (21%)
Ever had a gastrointestinal illness during service
 Yes 38 (97%)
 No 1 (3%)
Number of gastrointestinal illnesses per year of service (n = 38)
 1–5 18 (47%)
 6–10 8 (21%)
 11–15 7 (18%)
 16–20 2 (5%)
  > 20 3 (8%)
  1. Note: numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding