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Table 3 Prevalence of respondents reporting behaviors associated with purchase and consumption of milk products by town with and without reported cases of brucellosis. Percent and Number

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

  Description of behavior Total Type of town with or without reported cases
   % (N) With Without
1 Do you or members of your family drink milk? 96.4 (294) 95.6 (175) 97.5 (119)
2. Do you or members of your family eat chesses? 91.2 (279) 89.6 (164) 93.5 (115)
3. At home, do you prepare white cheese from non-pasteurized milk? 1.7 (5) 1.1 (2) 2.5 (3)
4. At home, do you prepare cheese from pasteurized milk? 14.2 (43) 13.2 (24) 15.8 (19)
5. Do you purchase milk non-regulated sources?# 16.1 (49) 10.4 (19) 24.4 (30)
6. Do you purchase white cheese non-regulated sources? 24.8 (76) 26.8 (49) 22.0 (27)
7. Do you or members of your family eat cheeses that do not come in sealed packaging from non-regulated sources? 40.9 (114) 40.9 (47) 40.9 (67)
8. Do you eat white cheese that was purchased from non-regulated sources 28.8 (87) 29.8 (54) 27.3 (33)
9. Do you drink milk that was not purchased in a closed container (not pasteurized) 7.7 (23) 6.0 (11) 9.8 (12)
10. When you consume food that includes milk products do you inquire if they are made of pasteurized milk? 21.6 (66) 21.4 (39) 22.0 (27)
11. Many people buy cheeses in the west bank, do you? 2.2 (6) 1.7 (2) 2.4 (4)
12. Do you purchase cheese from the west bank? 1.3 (4) 1.1 (2) 1.6 (2)
13. Do you eat cheese when you visit the west bank? 3.9 (12) 4.4 (8) 3.3 (4)
  1. #p < 0.001, chi square