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Table 1 Characteristics of brucellosis index cases, household family members, and neighboring community members

From: Expansion of brucellosis detection in the country of Georgia by screening household members of cases and neighboring community members

Feature Index cases (N = 27) Household members (N = 86) Community members (N = 28)
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age (years), mean (SD) 36.9 (12.1) 33.8 (20.3) 46.1 (16.6)
Gender, men 25 (93) 37 (43) 11 (39)
Regions, Kakheti and Kvemo-Kartli (eastern) 22 (81) 69 (80) 26 (93)
Consumed milk or dairy productsa 27 (100) 84 (98) 28 (100)
Consumed unpasteurized dairy products 23 (88) 59 (69) 18 (69)
Not boiling milk before consumption 5 (15) 32 (27) 8 (29)
Slaughter at home 16 (59) 35 (41) 12 (43)
Occupational exposureb 23 (85) 23 (27) 8 (29)
Direct contact with sick animals 12 (63) 17 (34) 2 (13)
Brucellosis knowledge 7 (26) 28 (33) 10 (36)
Wash hands after handling animals 9 (36) 46 (68) 17 (89)
Wear gloves with animals birthing 0 (0) 3 (3) 1 (3)
Self-protect from brucellosis 2 (7) 5 (6) 1 (4)
Vaccinate animals against brucellosis 1 (4) 7 (10) 5 (24)
  1. NOTE: SD = standard deviation.
  2. aMilk, yogurt, sour cream, fresh cheese, or sheep cheese.
  3. bCut animals’ carcasses, peeled animals’ skin, slaughter cattle, assisted cattle in delivery or abortion.
  4. Denominators may vary due to missing data.