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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Associated factors in distinguishing patients with brucellosis from suspected cases

 Confirmed case
n (%)
Suspected case
n (%)
People without brucellosis
n (%)
C vs S vs PeC vs SC vs PeS vs Pe
X2PX2PX2PX2P
Sex   89.141< 0.0013.8770.04982.664< 0.00118.482< 0.001
 Men759(76.59)273(71.47)1205(59.80)            
 Women232(23.41)109(28.53)810(40.20)            
Age      64.861< 0.00110.320.11236.423< 0.00134.573< 0.001
  ≤ 1321(2.12)6(1.57)132(6.55)            
 14~2599(9.99)24(6.28)234(11.61)            
 26~35162(16.35)69(18.06)364(18.06)            
 36~45281(28.36)128(33.51)524(26.00)            
 46~55271(27.35)92(24.08)470(23.33)            
 56~65129(13.02)56(14.66)225(11.17)            
  ≥ 6628(2.83)7(1.83)66(3.28)            
Education      21.5090.0185.4520.34018.9010.0023.9470.557
 Illiteracy52(5.25)15(3.93)116(5.76)            
 Primary edu611(61.65)234(61.26)1202(59.65)            
 Junior edu296(29.87)112(29.32)559(27.74)            
 Senior edu27(2.72)17(4.45)99(4.91)            
 Undergraduate & above3(0.30)3(0.79)29(1.44)            
 Unknown2(0.20)1(0.26)10(0.50)            
Occupation      155.747< 0.00112.7540.415123.857< 0.00154.654< 0.001
 Farmers and herdsmen838(84.56)331(86.65)1527(75.78)            
 Livestock merchant6(0.61)3(0.79)21(1.04)            
 Livestock slaughterer9(0.91)1(0.26)14(0.69)            
 Dairy processor6(0.61)2(0.52)7(0.35)            
 Fur-making worker2(0.20)0(0.00)2(0.10)            
 Other worker10(1.01)4(1.05)60(2.98)            
 Veterinarian3(0.30)2(0.52)7(0.35)            
 Doctor or nurse0(0.00)1(0.26)6(0.30)            
 Student13(1.31)7(1.83)75(3.72)            
 Children12(1.21)2(0.52)79(3.92)            
 Unemployed3(0.30)0(0.00)35(1.74)            
 Officer0(0.00)2(0.52)30(1.49)            
 Freelancer25(2.52)7(1.83)99(4.91)            
 Unknown64(6.46)20(5.24)53(2.63)