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Table 3 Comparison of demographic characteristics and practices that promote brucellosis infection between nomadic pastoralists and mixed farmers, 2012–2013

From: Comparison of knowledge, attitude, and practices of animal and human brucellosis between nomadic pastoralists and non-pastoralists in Kenya

VariableCategoryNomadic Pastoralistsa (N = 562)Mixed Farmersa (N = 982)P-value
n (%)n (%)
SexFemale277 (49.3)546 (55.6)0.019
Male285 (50.7)436 (44.4)
Age, yearsMean (SD)34.4 (19.7)37.6 (20.3)0.003
Education Level completedbNo Formal Education412 (74.0)76 (7.8)< 0.001
Primary117 (21.0)438 (44.7)
Secondary21 (3.8)354 (36.2)
Post secondary7 (1.3)111 (11.3)
Drink Unboiled MilkbYes418 (79.5)16 (1.7)< 0.001
No108 (20.5)946 (98.3)
Drink Raw BloodYes159 (28.3)4 (0.4)< 0.001
No403 (71.7)978 (99.6)
Assist in Animal BirthingbYes186 (43.0)69 (9.3)< 0.001
No247 (57.0)670 (90.7)
Handle Raw HidesYes172 (30.6)54 (5.5)< 0.001
No390 (69.4)928 (94.5)
Clean BarnsYes416 (74.0)635 (64.7)< 0.001
No146 (26.0)347 (35.3)
  1. aIncludes participants from households that practiced either pastoralism or mixed farming
  2. bVariable has missing values
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