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Table 6 Knowledge of consumer groups about the transmissibility of Campylobacter via meat based on a representative survey in Germany (2017). Included were participants who knew about Campylobacter (n = 320)

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

  n
total
n (%)
Transferability is known
n (%)
Transferability is unknown
X2 -test
p-value
Gender     0.926
 Female 164 86 (52.4) 78 (47.6)  
 Male 156 81 (51.9) 75 (48.1)  
Age group     0.042
 16–19 years old 35 16 (45.7) 19 (54.3)  
 20–39 years old 68 34 (50.0) 34 (50.0)  
 40–59 years old 158 94 (59.5) 64 (40.5)  
  > 60 years old 59 23 (39.0) 36 (61.0)  
Federal state     0.516
 Eastern Germany 72 40 (55.6) 32 (44.4)  
 Western Germany 248 127 (51.2) 121 (48.8)  
Cold cut consumption/week     0.083
 No consumption (never) 10 8 (80.0) 2(20.0)  
 Rare to frequent (<  1/week up to 3–4/week) 179 86 (48.0) 93 (52.0)  
 Very common (5–6/week or daily) 131 73 (55.7) 58 (44.3)  
Meat consumption/week     0.506
 No consumption (never) 10 7 (70.0) 3 (30.0)  
 Rare to frequent (<  1/week up to 3–4/week) 238 122 (51.3) 116 (48.7)  
 Very common (5-6x/week or daily) 72 38 (52.8) 34 (47.2)  
Level of education     0.615
 No certificate or lower secondary school certificate 23 11 (47.8) 12 (52.2)  
 At least secondary school certificate 291 155 (53.3) 136 (46.7)  
Size of the main residence     0.511
 Rural community (<  5000 inhabitants) 47 26 (55.3) 21 (44.7)  
 Small-size town (5000 - < 20,000 inhabitants) 63 34 (54.0) 29 (46.0)  
 Mid-size town (20,000 - < 100,000 inhabitants) 89 41 (46.1) 48 (53.9)  
 Metropolis (100,000 inhabitants and more) 112 63 (56.3) 49 (43.8)  
Children in the household     0.519
 At least 1 child 108 54 (50.0) 54 (50.0)  
 No children 210 113 (53.8) 97 (46.2)  
Monthly household income after taxes     0.602
 Low income (<  1500€) 73 43 (58.9) 30 (41.1)  
 Middle income (1500€ to < 3600€) 141 75 (53.2) 66 (46.8)  
 High income (>  3600€) 65 33 (50.8) 32 (49.2)  
Occupational groups     0.918
 Actor in the food chain 53 28 (52.8) 25 (47.2)  
 Not an actor in the food chain 267 139 (52.1) 128 (47.9)  
Veterinarian     0.888
 Yes 10 5 (50.0) 5 (50.0)  
 No 310 162 (52.3) 148 (47.7)