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Table 2 Knowledge on the disease, its cause and zoonotic nature by the community member respondents

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

Variable Knowledge on the disease Knowledge on the cause of the disease Zoonotic nature
Yes (n/%) No (n/%) Germ (n/%) God given (n/%) aOther (n/% Don’t know (n/%) Yes (n/%) No (n/%) Don’t know (n/%)
Sex (n = 800) Female 229/63.4 132/36.6 22/6.1 37/10.3 14/3.9 288/79.8 66/18.3 62/17.2 233/64.5
Male 267/60.8 172/39.2 52/11.9 34/7.7 20/4.6 333/75.9 95/21.6 64/14.6 280/63.8
Total 496/62 304/38 74/9.3 71/8.9 34/4.3 621/77.6 161/20.1 126/15.8 513/64.1
Age (n = 792) 18–25 23/33.8 45/66.2 3/4.4 4/5.9 1/1.5 60/ 88.2 12/17.7 5/7.4 51/75
26–33 59/47.6 65/52.4 11/8.9 4/3.2 1/0.8 108/87.1 20/ 16.1 9/7.3 95/76.6
34–41 88/60.3 58/39.7 12/8.2 16/11 5/3.4 113/77.4 34/23.3 20/13.7 92/63
42–49 77/66.4 39/33.6 17/14.7 10/8.6 5/4.3 84/72.4 28/24.1 19/ 16.4 69/59.5
50–57 80/69.6 35/30.4 16/13.9 13/11.3 3/2.6 83/72.2 26/22.6 21/18.3 68/59.1
58–65 80/79.2 21/ 20.8 7/6.9 7/6.9 10/9.9 77/76.2 18/17.8 28/27.7 55/54.5
> 65 84/68.9 38/31.1 6/4.9 17/13.9 9/ 7.4 90/73.8 20/16.4 23/18.9 79/64.8
Total 491/62 301/38 72/ 9.1 71/9 34/ 4.3 615/ 77.7 158/20 125/15.8 509/ 64.27
Education (n = 800) No formal education 205/66.3 104/33.7 24/7.8 36/11.7 15/4.9 234/75.73 49/15.9 64/20.7 196/63.4
1–4 78/70.9 32/29.1 13/11.8 11/10 4/3.6 82/74.6 29/26.4 12/10.9 69/62.7
5–8 104/65 56/35 16/10 12/7.5 10/6.3 122/76.3 37/23.1 28/17.5 95/59.4
9–10 64/47.1 72/52.9 7/5.2 9/6.6 3/2.2 11/86 17/12.5 13/9.6 106/77.9
11–12 18/47.4 20/52.6 2/5.3 2/5.3 0 34/89.4 10/26.3 4/10.5 24/63.1
Diploma 16/59.3 11/40.7 7/25.9 1/3.7 2/7.4 17/63 11/40.7 4/14.8 12/44.4
1st degree & above 11/55 9/45 5/25 0 0 15/75 8/40 1/5 11/55
Total 496/62 304/38 74/9.3 71/8.9 34/4.3 621/77.6 161/20.1 126/15.8 513/64.1
Occupation (n = 800) Civil servant 28/71.8 11/28.2 9/23.1 2/5.1 6/15.4 22 56.4 15/38.5 8/20.5 16/41
Merchant 72/49.7 73/50.3 9/6.2 14/9.7 3/2.1 119/82.1 29/20 17/11.7 99/68.3
Farmer 288/64.1 161/35.9 46/10.2 34/7.6 17/3.8 352/78.4 78/17.4 70/15.6 301/67
Daily worker 28/63.6 16/36.4 3/6.8 4/9.1 2/4.6 35/79.6 14/31.8 9/20.5 21/47.7
Students 4/30.7 9/69.2 1/7.7 0 0 12/92.3 1/7.7 2/15.4 10/76.9
bOther 9/75 3/25 3/25 1/8.3 0 8/66.7 6/50 1/8.3 5/41.7
Unemployed 67/68.7 31/31.6 3/3.1 16/16.3 6/6.1 73/4.5 18/18.4 19/19.4 61/62.2
Total 496/62 304/38 74/9.3 71/8.9 34/4.3 621/77.6 161/20.1 126/15.8 513/64.1
Animal ownership (n = 800) Have 298/65.9 154/34.1 52/11.5 42/9.3 19/4.2 339/75 87/19.3 82/18.1 283/62.6
Have not 198/56.9 150/43.1 22/6.3 29/8.3 15/4.3 282/81 74/21.3 44 (12.6) 230/66.1
Total 496/62 304/38 74/9.3 71/8.9 34/4.3 621/77.6 161/20.1 126/15.8 513/64.1
District (n = 800) Adigrat 152/64.1 85/35.9 20/8.4 24/ 10.1 15/6.3 178/75.1 69/29.1 53/22.4 115/48.5
Gulomkada 155/50 155/50 44/14.2 8/ 2.6 9/2.9 249/80.3 53/17.1 20/6.5 237/76.5
Ganta-afeshum 189/74.7 64/25.3 10/4 39/15.4 10/4 194/76.7 39/15.4 53/21 161/63.6
Total 496/62 304/38 74/ 9.3 71/8.9 34/4.3 621/77.6 161/20.1 126/15.8 513/64.1
  1. aHeredity, witchcraft, lack of sanitation, hunger, insects, thirst
  2. bPrivate company worker, retired
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