Table 1

Communities’ awareness and perception about brucellosis
Variables Frequencies (N = 371) Percentages (%)
Ever heard about brucellosis
Yes 370 99.3
No 1 0.7
Heard from whom?
Friend(s) 157 42.4
Health workers 73 19.7
Media 38 10.3
Patient of brucellosis 36 9.7
I/family member/people from the village 66 18.0
Is brucella a health problem in this area?
Yes 339 91.4
No 32 8.6
Since when?
Recent yrs (2000–2012) 309 89.8
I cannot remember 35 10.2
Household member suffered from brucellosis
Yes 222 59.8
No 147 39.6
I don’t remember 2 0.6
Most affected (sex)
Men 9 2.5
Women 38 10.4
Both sexes 311 84.7
I don’t know 9 2.5
Is brucellosis seasonal?
Yes 69 18.8
No 243 66.2
I don’t know 55 15
Factors for the increase
Close proximity to wild animals 251 67.7
Poverty 36 9.7
Unawareness about brucellosis 75 20.2
I do not know 9 2.4

Kansiime et al.

Kansiime et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:242   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-242

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