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Table 2 Attitudes towards factors enhancing transmission of brucellosisa

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

  Item Mean SD % agree with item (scores 5–4)
1 In my opinion cheeses made at home are tastier than chesses bought in sealed packaging certified by the Ministry of Health 3.03 1.49 29.5
2 I think that milk products from well known dairies are not so fresh as those made at home 3.36 1.56 35.3
3 I am sure that the home made cheeses that I buy are not infected with bacteria as I buy them from people that keep everything clean 2.70 1.48 44.1
4 I have full trust in the people I buy the cheese from 2.95 1.51 38.2
5 I think that if I heat the milk to at least 63 degrees (C0) I will kill the Brucella bacteria 3.38 1.42 24.8
6 I think everything is from God, if I need to get sick I will get sick, this has nothing to do with what I eat or drink 2.95 1.73 45.8
7 Getting sick is a matter of luck, If I need to get sick I will get sick, and it has nothing to do with what I eat or drink 3.12 1.67 41.5
  Total scale (mean of 7 items) 3.17 1.01
  1. a On a scale of 1–5, 1 represents- do not agree at all, and 5 represents- agree very much