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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of food handlers in 52 schools in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

From: Food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices of food handlers: A cross-sectional study in school kitchens in Espírito Santo, Brazil

Variable   n %
Gender Female 166 96.5
Male 6 3.5
Age (years) ≤ 39 51 29.6
40 to 49 78 45.4
>  50 43 25.0
Educationa Elementary school 70 40.7
High school 99 57.6
University education 3 1.7
Experience (years) Up to 5 68 39.5
6 to 10 53 30.8
> 11 51 29.7
Participation in training since started in this job Up to 3 times 44 25.6
4 times or more 128 74.4
Time of the previous training attended Last 3 months
Last 6 months
1 year or more
89
69
14
51.8
40.1
8.1
  1. a In each category are included food handlers with complete or incomplete education