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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study populations in Caquba and Lucingweni (OR Tambo District) in the Eastern cape of South Africa

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices on African tick bite fever of rural livestock communities living in a livestock-wildlife interface area in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

. Study areas  
  Caquba Lucingweni  
Characteristic N (%) N (%) P-value
#Sex
 Male 14 (60.9) 8 (53.3) 0.646
 Female 9 (39.1) 7 (46.7)  
#Age Group    0.005*
 18–25 0 5 (33.3)  
 26–45 11 (47.8) 6 (40)  
 46–65 8 (34.8) 4 (26.7)  
 66 + years 4 (17.4) 0  
Average 48 33  
Education Status    0.005*
 Primary and below 13 (39.1) 4 (26.7)  
 Secondary and above 10 (26.1) 11 (73.3)  
#Day to day activities    0.968
 Primarily outdoors 17 (73.9) 11 (73.3)  
 Primarily indoors 6 (26.1) 4 (26.7)  
#Livestock owned    
 Cattle 13 (56.5) 6 (40) 0.319
 Goats 2 (8.7) 6 (40) 0.544
 Sheep 8 (34.8) 8 (53.3) 0.002*
 Chickens 17 (73.9) 10 (66.7) 0.632
 Pigs 7 (30.4) 4 (26.7) 0.802
Mean residency (years) 47 17  
Monthly income (ZAR)    0.385
 R0–450 14 (60.9) 7 (46.7)  
 R460–850 4 (17.4) 6 (40)  
 R860–1000 1 (4.3) 0  
  > R1000 2 (8.7) 2 (13.3)  
  1. Number sign (#) denotes risk factors that predispose individuals to tick bites and infection; ZAR = South African Rand; Asterisk (*) denotes significance at P < 0.05