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Table 2 Health and well-being of respondents using ICS and traditional stoves

From: Health concerns and use of biomass energy in households: voices of women from rural communities in Western Uganda

Frequency of headaches while using ICS compared to time before when using traditional stoves
 More often 4 (2.8%)
 Less often 36 (25.2%)
 About the same frequency 6 (4.2%)
 I never have headaches 97 (67.8%)
Difficulty breathing while using ICS compared to traditional stoves
 More often 2 (1.4%)
 Less often 38 (26.6%)
 About the same frequency 4 (2.8%)
 I never have trouble breathing 99 (69.2%)
Attack of coughing while using ICS compared to traditional stoves
 More often 4(2.8%)
 Less often 36 (25.2%)
 About the same frequency 3 (2.1%)
 I never have attacks of cough 100 (69.9%)
Physical comfort while cooking on ICS compared to traditional stoves
 More often 98 (68.5%)
 Less often 18 (12.6%)
 The same 27 (18.9%)
Burning self while cooking with ICS compared to traditional stoves
 More often 5 (3.5%)
 Less often 20 (14.0%)
 About the same frequency 0
 I never burn myself 118 (82.5%)
Experience itchy eyes while cooking with ICS compared to traditional stoves
 More often 6 (4.2%)
 Less often 47 (32.9%)
 About the same frequency 4 (2.8%)
 I never have itchy eyes 86 (60.1%)