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Table 3 Knowledge on the disease, its cause and zoonotic nature by the professional respondents

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

Variable Knowledge on the cause of the disease Forms of the diseasea Zoonotic nature
Bacteria (n/%) bOther (n/%) Don’t know (n/%) Cutaneous (n/%) GIT (n/%) Respiratory (n/%) Yes (n/%) No (n/%) Don’t know (n/%)
Sex (n = 61) Female 9/30 5/16.7 16/53.3 23/76.7 11/36.7 11/36.7 26/86.7 2/6.7 2/6.7
Male 25/80.6 1/3.2 5/16.1 18/58.1 10/32.3 11/35.5 29/93.6 2/6.5 0
Total 34/55.7 6/9.8 21/34.4 41/67.2 21/34.4 22/36.1 55/90.1 4/6.6 2/3.3
Age (n = 43) 18–25 6/80 0 4/40 7/70 4/40 3/30 7/70 2/20 1/10
26–33 15/68.2 2/ 9.1 5/ 22.7 16/72.7 8/36.1 11/50 20/ 90.9 1/ 4.6 1/ 4.6
34–41 1/20 1/20 3/ 33.3 4/80 1/20 1/20 5/100 0 0
42–49 1/33.3 1/33.3 1/ 33.3 1/33.3 2/66.7 1/33.3 3/100 0 0
> 49 2/66.7 1/33.3 0 2/66.7 0 1/33.3 3/100 0 0
Total 25/58.1 5/ 11.6 13/30.2 30/69.8 15/ 34.9 17/ 39.5 38/88.4 3/7 2/4.7
Education (n = 60) Diploma 19/51.4 4/10.8 14/37.8 24/64.7 9/24.3 12/32.4 35/94.6 1/2.7 1/2.7
Degree 12/60 2/10 6/30 15/75 9/45 8/40 16/80 3/15 1/5
MSc 3/100 0 0 2/66.7 3/100 2/66.7 3/100 0 0
Total 34/56.7 6/10 20/33.3 41/68.3 21/35 22/36.7 54/90 4/6.7 2/3.3
District (n = 62) Adigrat 8/32 5/20 12/48 18/72 6/24 6/24 19/76 4/16 2/8
Gulomkada 15/88.2 0 2/17.8 10/58.8 10/58.8 8/47.1 17/100 0 0
Ganta-afeshum 12/60 1/5 7/35 14/70 5/25 8/40 20/100 0 0
Total 35/56.5 6/9.7 21/33.9 42/67.7 21/33.9 22/35.5 56/90.3 4/6.5 2/3.2
Profession (n = 62) HHPs 22/44.9 6/12 21/42.9 34/69.4 17/34.7 16/32.6 43/87.8 4/8.1 2/4.1
AHEs 13/100 0 0 8/61.5 4/30.8 6/46.1 13/100 0 0
Total 35/56.5 6/9.7 21/33.9 42/67.7 21/33.9 22/35.5 56/90.3 4/6.5 2/3.2
  1. athere were individuals who knew more than two form of the disease
  2. bLeishmania, fly
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