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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(7), 745; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14070745

Adoption of Clean Cookstoves after Improved Solid Fuel Stove Programme Exposure: A Cross-Sectional Study in Three Peruvian Andean Regions

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Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
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Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel, Switzerland
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Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Av. Honorio Delgado 430, Urb. Ingeniería, S.M.P., 31 Lima, Peru
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Received: 8 May 2017 / Revised: 27 June 2017 / Accepted: 3 July 2017 / Published: 8 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Health)
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This study examined measures of clean cookstove adoption after improved solid fuel stove programmes in three geographically and culturally diverse rural Andean settings and explored factors associated with these measures. A questionnaire was administered to 1200 households on stove use and cooking behaviours including previously defined factors associated with clean cookstove adoption. Logistic multivariable regressions with 16 pre-specified explanatory variables were performed for three outcomes; (1) daily improved solid fuel stove use, (2) use of liquefied petroleum gas stove and (3) traditional stove displacement. Eighty-seven percent of households reported daily improved solid fuel stove use, 51% liquefied petroleum gas stove use and 66% no longer used the traditional cookstove. Variables associated with one or more of the three outcomes are: education, age and civil status of the reporting female, household wealth and size, region, encounters of problems with the improved solid fuel stove, knowledge of somebody able to build an improved solid fuel stove, whether stove parts are obtainable in the community, and subsidy schemes. We conclude that to be successful, improved solid fuel stove programmes need to consider (1) existing household characteristics, (2) the household’s need for ready access to maintenance and repair, and (3) improved knowledge at the community level. View Full-Text
Keywords: clean cookstoves; adoption; stove stacking; Peru; household air pollution; improved solid fuel stove; liquefied petroleum gas clean cookstoves; adoption; stove stacking; Peru; household air pollution; improved solid fuel stove; liquefied petroleum gas
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Wolf, J.; Mäusezahl, D.; Verastegui, H.; Hartinger, S.M. Adoption of Clean Cookstoves after Improved Solid Fuel Stove Programme Exposure: A Cross-Sectional Study in Three Peruvian Andean Regions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 745.

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