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Table 1 Comparison of knowledge between consumer groups about Campylobacter, Salmonella and Toxoplasma

From: Comparison of consumer knowledge about Campylobacter, Salmonella and Toxoplasma and their transmissibility via meat: results of a consumer study in Germany

  n = 100%
total
n (%)
Salmonella is
n (%)
Campylobacter is
n (%)
Toxoplasma is
  Unknown Known, but I don’ t know how to protect myself Known and I know how to protect myself Unknown Known, but I don’ t know how to protect myself Known and I know how to protect myself Unknown Known, but I don’ t know how to protect myself Known and I know how to protect myself
Gender
 Female 500 11 (2.2) 93 (18.6) 396 (79.2) 336 (67.2) 103 (20.6) 61 (12.2) 215 (43.0) 168 (33.6) 117 (23.4)
 Male 508 17 (3.3) 108 (21.3) 383 (75.4) 352 (69.3) 101 (19.9) 55 (10.8) 272 (53.5) 163 (32.1) 73 (14.4)
Age group
 16–19 years old 176 16 (9.1) 63 (35.8) 97 (55.1) 141 (80.1) 18 (10.2) 17 (9.7) 135 (76.7) 21 (11.9) 20 (11.4)
 20–39 years old 219 8 (3.7) 46 (21.0) 165 (75.3) 151 (68.9) 44 (20.1) 24 (11.0) 98 (44.7) 70 (32.0) 51 (23.3)
 40–59 years old 451 2 (0.4) 70 (15.5) 379 (84.0) 293 (65.0) 103 (22.8) 55 (12.2) 182 (40.4) 178 (39.5) 91 (20.2)
  > 60 years old 162 2 (1.2) 22 (13.6) 138 (85.2) 103 (63.6) 39 (24.1) 20 (12.3) 72 (44.4) 62 (38.3) 28 (17.3)
Federal state
 Eastern Germany 215 2 (0.9) 34 (15.8) 179 (83.3) 143 (66.5) 50 (23.3) 22 (10.2) 83 (38.6) 83 (38.6) 49 (22.8)
 Western Germany 793 26 (3.3) 167 (21.1) 600 (75.7) 545 (68.7) 154 (19.4) 94 (11.9) 404 (50.9) 248 (31.3) 141 (17.8)
Cold cut consumption/week
 No consumption (never) 47 4 (8.5) 7 (14.9) 36 (76.6) 37 (78.7) 6 (12.8) 4 (8.5) 27 (57.4) 9 (19.1) 11 (23.4)
 Rare to frequent (<  1/week up to 3–4/week) 582 20 (3.4) 119 (20.4) 443 (76.1) 403 (69.2) 113 (19.4) 66 (11.3) 285 (49.0) 185 (31.8) 112 (19.2)
 Very common (5–6/week or daily) 379 4 (1.1) 75 (19.8) 300 (79.2) 248 (65.4) 85 (22.4) 46 (12.1) 175 (46.2) 37 (36.1) 67 (17.7)
Meat consumption/week
 No consumption (never) 35 2 (5.7) 4 (11.4) 29 (82.9) 25 (71.4) 7 (20.0) 3 (8.6) 17 (48.6) 10 (28.6 8 (22.9)
 Rare to frequent (<  1/week up to 3–4/week) 784 19 (2.4) 148 (18.9) 617 (78.7) 546 (69.6) 151 (19.3) 87 (11.1) 390 (49.7) 255 (32.5) 139 (17.7)
 Very common (5-6x/week or daily) 379 7 (3.7) 49 (25.9) 133 (70.4) 117 (61.9) 46 (24.39) 26 (13.8) 80 (42.3) 66 (34.9) 43 (22.8)
Level of education
 No certificate or lower secondary school certificate 108 4 (3.7) 28 (25.9) 76 (70.4) 85 (78.7) 13 (12.0) 10 (9.3) 71 (65.7) 28 (25.9) 9 (8.3)
 Secondary school certificate 878 23 (2.6) 165 (18.8) 690 (78.6) 587 (66.9) 188 (21.4) 103 (11.7) 404 (46.0) 298 (33.9) 176 (20.0)
Size of the main residence (number of inhabitants)
 Rural community (<  5000 inhabitants) 158 2 (1.3) 36 (22.8) 120 (75.9) 111 (70.3) 28 (17.7) 19 (12.0) 68 (43.0) 53 (33.5) 37 (23.4)
 Small-size town (between 5000 and less than 20,000) 220 10 (4.5) 47 (21.4) 163 (74.1) 157 (71.4) 40 (18.2) 23 (10.5) 113 (51.4) 70 (31.8) 37 (16.8)
 `Mid-size town (between 20,000 and less than 100,000) 264 7 (2.7) 54 (20.5) 203 (76.9) 175 (66.3) 58 (22.0) 31 (11.7) 124 (47.0) 94 (35.6) 46 (17.4)
 Metropolis (100,000 and more) 332 6 (1.8) 55 (16.6) 271 (81.6) 220 (66.3) 75 (22.6) 37 (11.1) 161 (48.5) 108 (32.5) 63 (19.0)
Children in the household
 At least 1 child 337 17 (5.0) 87 (25.8) 233 (69.1) 229 (68.0) 67 (19.9) 41 (12.2) 162 (48.1) 89 (26.4) 86 (25.5)
 No children 654 11 (1.7) 109 (16.7) 534 (81.7) 444 (67.9) 136 (20.8) 74 (11.3) 315 (48.2) 236 (36.1) 103 (15.7)
Monthly household income after taxes
 Low income (<  1500€) 252 12 (4.8) 62 (24.6) 178 (70.6) 179 (71.0) 46 (18.3) 27 (10.7) 133 (52.8) 81 (32.1) 38 (15.1)
 Middle income (1500 < 3600€) 418 7 (1.7) 65 (15.6) 346 (82.8) 277 (66.3) 93 (22.2) 48 (11.5) 177 (42.3) 155 (37.1) 86 (20.6)
 High income (>  3600€) 176 1 (0.6) 33 (18.8) 142 (80.7) 111 (63.1) 44 (25.0) 21 (11.9) 75 (42.6) 62 (35.2) 39 (22.2)
Occupational groups
 Actor in the food chain 117 7 (6.0) 25 (21.4) 85 (72.6) 64 (54.7) 31 (26.5) 22 (18.8) 54 (46.2) 34 (29.1) 29 (24.8)
 Not an actor in the food chain 891 21 (2.4) 176 (19.8) 694 (77.9) 624 (70.0) 173 (19.4) 94 (10.5) 433 (48.6) 297 (33.3) 161 (18.1)
Veterinarian
 Yes 12 1 (8.3) 4 (33.3) 7 (58.3) 2 (16.7) 4 (33.3) 6 (50.0) 3 (25.0) 4 (33.3) 5 (41.7)
 No 996 27 (2.7) 197 (19.8) 772 (77.5) 686 (68.9) 200 (20.1) 110 (11.0) 484 (48.6) 327 (32.8) 185 (18.6)