Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the population of Barisey-au-Plain and Barisey-la-Côte, and exposure to different sources of contamination.

Population characteristics

Number (%)

N = 273


Barisey-au-Plain

166 (60.8%)

Barisey-la-Côte

107 (39.2%)

Age (years)

< 20

30 (11.0%)

[20–40]

86 (31.5%)

[40–60]

89 (32.6%)

>= 60

68 (24.9%)

Women

152 (55.7%)

Men

121 (44.3%)

Occupation related to agriculture

30 (11.0%)

Having a garden

252 (92.3%)

Consumption of meat at least once a week

268 (98.2%)

Consumption of raw vegetables at least once a week

255/271 (94.1%)

Consumption of bottled water

69 (25.3%)

Consumption of tap water

121 (44.3%)

Presence of cats in or around the house

261 (95.6%)


Fromont et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2009 9:76   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-76

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