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Table 1 Response to items depicting knowledge regarding transmission of brucellosis. Percent and Number

From: A cross sectional survey assessing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding brucellosis among Arab Israelis

   Correct answers % (N)
   Type of town with or without reported cases  
  Knowledge Items With Without Total
1 The Brucella bacteria can pass from a sick animal to the milk* 73.3 (132) 59.0 (72) 67.5 (204)
2 The Brucella bacteria can cause a serious disease and even death* 85.8 (157) 71.9 (87) 80.3 (244)
3 The disease caused by Brucella causes weakness and high temperature* 87.4 (160) 67.8 (82) 79.6 (242)
4 The disease can be treated in humans with medication 78.1 (143) 71.3 (87) 75.4 (230)
5 All the bacteria can be killed when the milk is pasteurized or boiled to at least 63 degrees (C0) 64.5 (118) 59.8 (73) 62.6 (191)
  Mean knowledge*
(Range- 0- no correct answers, 5 all correct answers range of 0–5)
3.88 3.29 3.6
  1. * p < 0.05 chi square and ANOVA test