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Table 2 Brucella sero – prevalence versus risk factors and known symptoms

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

Risk factors Response Frequency
N = 234 (%)
RBPT
N = 98 (%)
C-ELISA
N = 75 (%)
P-value
Has hand abrasions Yes 60 (25.6) 59 (37.6) 52 (33.1) 0.709
No 172 (73.5) 39 (52.0) 23 (30.7)  
Wash hands after work Yes 157 (67.1) 81 (46.0) 59 (33.5) 0.229
No 75 (32.1) 13 (26.5) 12 (24.5)  
*Consumption of animal products Yes 198 (84.62) 14 (38.89) 63 (31.82) 0.858
  No 36 (15.38) 84 (42.42) 12 (33.33)  
Knowledge of zoonotic diseases Yes 83 (35.5) 40 (48.2) 43 (28.5) 0.114
No 151 (64.5) 58 (38.4) 32 (38.6)  
Health complain      
Fever Yes 69 (29.5) 31 (44.9) 23 (33.3) 0.786
No 165 (70.5) 67 (40.6) 52 (31.5)  
Headache Yes 62 (26.5) 27 (43.5) 22 (35.5) 0.499
No 172 (73.5) 71 (41.3) 53 (30.8)  
Joint Pain Yes 42 (17.95) 19 (45.2) 15 (35.7) 0.574
No 192 (82.05) 79 (41.1) 60 (31.2)  
Fatigue Yes 54 (23.1) 23 (42.6) 18 (33.3) 0.818
  No 180 (76.9) 75 (41.7) 57 (31.7)  
Night sweating Yes 31 (13.25) 10 (32.3) 9 (29) 0.699
  No 203 (86.75) 88 (43.35) 66 (32.5)  
Annual Medical Check up No 172 (73.5) 67 (38.9) 49 (28.5) 0.049*
  Yes 59 (25.2) 29 (49.1) 25 (42.4)  
Use Personal Protective gear No 158 (68.1) 66 (41.8) 46 (29.1) 0.126
Duration at work Yes 74 (31.9) 32 (43.2) 29 (39.2)  
<  5 128 (55.4) 57 (58.8) 39 (52.7) 0. 570
≥ 5 103 (44.6) 40 (41.2) 35 (47.3)  
  1. * Meat, milk and urine