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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice towards anthrax in northern Ethiopia: a mixed approach study

Variable Professionals (n = 62) Community (n = 800)
Number % Number %
Sex Female 31 50.8 361 45.1
Male 30 49.1 439 54.9
Age 18–25 10 23.3 68 8.6
26–33 22 51.2 124 15.7
34–41 5 11.6 146 18.4
42–49 3 7.0 116 14.7
50–57 3 7.0 115 14.5
58–65 0 0 101 12.8
> 65 0 0 122 15.4
Education No formal education 309 38.6
1–4 110 13.8
5–8 160 20
9–10 136 17
11–12 38 4.8
Diploma 37 61.7 27 3.4
Degree 20 33.3 18 2.3
MSc 3 5 2 0.3
Occupation Civil servant   39 4.9
Merchant   145 18.1
Farmer   449 56.1
Daily worker   44 5.5
Students   18 1.6
Other   12 1.5
Unemployed   98 12.3
Animal ownership Have 13 21 452 56.5
Have not 49 79 348 43.5
District Adigrat 25 40.3 237 29.6
Gulomkada 17 27.4 310 38.8
Ganta-afeshum 20 32.3 253 31.6
Religion Orthodox 54 94.7 770 96.7
Catholic 2 3.5 6 0.8
Muslim 1 1.8 19 2.4
Protestant 1 0.1
Profession Human health 49 79
Veterinarian 13 21