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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of animal slaughterhouse workers

From: Sero-prevalence of brucellosis among slaughterhouse workers in Bahr el Ghazal region, South Sudan

Factor Description Total
N (%)
RBPT
N (%)
C- Elisa
N (%)
P-Value
Sex Female 25 (10.7) 9 (36) 8 (32) 0.995
Male 209 (89.3) 89 (42.6) 67 (32.1)  
Age 10–20 25 (10.7) 12 (48) 5 (20) 0.242
21–30 80 (34.2) 33 (41.3) 23 (28.8)  
31–40 89 (38.0) 33 (37.1) 30 (33.7)  
> 40 40 (17.1) 20 (50) 17 (42.5)  
Marital Status Married 173 (73.93) 70 (40.5) 62 (35.8) 0.101
Single 61 (26.1) 28 (19.7) 13 (21.3)  
Education No formal education 102 (43.6) 39 (38.2) 33 (32.3) 0.420
Tertiary education 12 (5.1) 4 (33.3) 3 (25)  
Primary education 98 (49.9) 46 (46.9) 33 (33.8)  
Secondary education 22 (9.4) 9 (40.9) 6 (27.3)  
Religion Christian 150 (64.1) 66 (44) 52 (34.7) 0.252
Muslim 84 (35.9) 32 (38.1) 23 (27.4)  
Occupation Vet assistant 21 (9.0) 12 (57.1) 10 (47.6) 0. 004*
Butcher 94 (40.2) 45 (47.9) 34 (36.2)  
Health worker 14 (6.0) 9 (64.3) 5 (35.7)  
Meat handler 57 (24.4) 25 (43.9) 21 (36.8)  
Administrator 4 (1.7) 2 (50) 2 (50)  
*Others 44 (18.8) 5 (11.4) 3 (6.8)  
Ethnicity Nilotic 119 (50.9) 48 (40.3) 34 (28.6) 0.033*
Luo 5 (2.1) 3 (60) 3 (60)  
Bantu 42 (17.9) 24 (57.1) 21 (50)  
Jur 43 (18.4) 16 (37.2) 13 (30.2)  
Arab 24 (10.3) 6 (25) 3 (12.5)  
Nubba 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4)  
Locality Aweil 57 (24.4) 12 (21.1) 12 (21.1) 0.027*
Kuajok 32 (13.7) 32 (13.7) 13 (40.6)  
Tonj 45 (19.2) 10 (22.2) 10 (22.2)  
Wau 100 (42.7) 44 (44) 40 (40)  
Total   234 98 (41.9) 75 (32.1)  
  1. *Others include: Casual workers, cooks and animals traders