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A global perspective on drinking-water and sanitation classification: an evaluation of census content

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A global perspective on drinking-water and sanitation classification : an evaluation of census content. / Yu, Weiyu; A. Wardrop, Nicola; E. S. Bain, Robert et al.

In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 11, No. 3, e0151645, 17.03.2016, p. 1-17.

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Yu, W, A. Wardrop, N, E. S. Bain, R, Lin, Y, Zhang, C & A. Wright, J 2016, 'A global perspective on drinking-water and sanitation classification: an evaluation of census content', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, no. 3, e0151645, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151645

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Yu, W., A. Wardrop, N., E. S. Bain, R., Lin, Y., Zhang, C., & A. Wright, J. (2016). A global perspective on drinking-water and sanitation classification: an evaluation of census content. PLoS ONE, 11(3), 1-17. [e0151645]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151645

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Yu W, A. Wardrop N, E. S. Bain R, Lin Y, Zhang C, A. Wright J. A global perspective on drinking-water and sanitation classification: an evaluation of census content. PLoS ONE. 2016 Mar 17;11(3):1-17. e0151645. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151645

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Yu, Weiyu ; A. Wardrop, Nicola ; E. S. Bain, Robert et al. / A global perspective on drinking-water and sanitation classification : an evaluation of census content. In: PLoS ONE. 2016 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 1-17.

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