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Thursday, October 31, 2013

60% Pakistanis think unclean drinking water is the cause of diarrhea/cholera. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

Islamabad, Oct 31, 2013

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 60% Pakistanis think unclean drinking water is the cause of diarrhea/cholera.

A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “What do you think are the reasons behind diarrhea/cholera?”  Responding to this, 60% said unclean drinking water, 36% said unclean utensils and crockery, 36% said germs and 36% said stale food. 22% said heat, 23% said not taking care of health/hygiene and 3% did not respond.
(Note: This was a multiple response question so the percentage sum exceeds 100.)
  
Question: “What do you think are the reasons behind diarrhea/cholera?”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2646 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Sep 23, 2013 – Sep 30, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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