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Table 3 Summary of the respondents’ perceptions on the mode of transmission and preventive actions of zoonoses, and the risky practices for contracting zoonoses

From: Living at the edge of an interface area in Zimbabwe: cattle owners, commodity chain and health workers’ awareness, perceptions and practices on zoonoses

Variable Response Cattle owners (n = 102) Commodity Chain workers (n = 33) Health workers (n = 58) Total (n = 193)
   n % n % n % n %
Transmission Contact 9 8.8 23 69.7 39 67.2 71 36.8
Bite 11 10.8 8 24.2 26 44.8 45 23.3
Consumption 48 47.1 28 84.8 47 80.0 123 63.7
Risk factor Consume meat 102 100 32 97 56 96.6 190 98.4
Consume game meat 86 84.3 17 51.5 26 44.8 129 66.8
Consume raw meat 23 22.5 6 18.2 3 5.2 32 16.6
Consume meat from informal sources 46 45.1 3 9.1 16 27.6 65 33.7
Consume milk 101 99.0 30 90.9 55 94.8 186 96.4
Consume raw milk 54 52.9 9 27.3 17 29.3 80 41.5
Consume milk from informal sources 13 12.7 5 15.2 16 27.6 34 17.6
Preventative action Reason for cooking meat as fear of zoonoses 36 35.3 15 45.5 33 56.9 84 43.5
Reason for boiling milk as fear of zoonoses 33 32.4 9 27.3 29 50.0 71 39.4