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Table 3 Relationship between behavioral characteristics and tularemia seropositivity in Ilam Province, 2015

From: Epidemiological survey of tularemia in Ilam Province, west of Iran

Variable Number having the variable (%Seropositive) Number not having the Variable(% Seropositive) P-value
Attitudea 245(2.86) 113(2.65) 0.885
Splashing animal fluids on face/body 202(2.97) 99(3.03) 0.951
Exposure to ill or dying animals 86(0.00) 274(3.65) 0.063
Hunting/consumption of wild animal meat 228(3.95) 130(0.77) 0.148
 Rabbit 8(0.00) 115(0.87) 0.935
 Partridge 94(1.06) 29(0.00) 0.764
 Fox 1(0.00) 124(0.81) 0.992
 Mongoose 2(0.00) 121(0.83) 0.984
 Emigrant/feral Birds 44(0.00) 79(1.27) 0.642
 Mountain animals 88(1.14) 35(0.00) 0.715
 Others** 3(0.00) 121(0.83) 0.976
Keeping animals 217(2.76) 139(2.88) 0.937
 Cattle 77(3.90) 143(2.10) 0.466
 Goats and sheep 197(2.54) 23(4.35) 0.610
 Dogs and cats 100(2.00) 119(2.52) 0.832
 Rabbit 8(0.00) 212(2.83) 0.799
 Horse / Donkey 60(3.33) 160(3.12) 0.522
Hunting Meat Consumption (5 times or more) 21(0.00) 98(2.02) 0.677
Unpasteurized milk and dairy 179(2.23) 179(3.35) 0.544
Mosquito bites 247(2.83) 107(2.80) 0.865
Tick bites 32(0.00) 322(3.11) 0.383
Flea bites 42(0.00) 311(3.22) 0.277
Using disinfection tools 74(1.35) 81(1.23) 0.955
Disinfection of hands/face 75(1.33) 80(1.25) 0.961
Length of employment (20 years or more) 129(2.33) 154(4.55) 0.339
Cutting hand/year (5 times or more) 17(5.88) 226(3.54) 0.621
  1. aSee themselves as high risk for Zoonosis diseases