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Table 1 Attributes of "sell only" and "buy and sell" live poultry traders operating in all (total of 12) authorised live bird markets serving the Northern provinces of Vietnam.

From: Associations between attributes of live poultry trade and HPAI H5N1 outbreaks: a descriptive and network analysis study in northern Vietnam

Trader attribute Direction of trade   Totals respondents
  Sell only (%) Buy and sell (%)  
Total number 66 (46.48) 76 (53.52) 142
Market type    
Wholesale 41 (62.12) 48 (63.16) 89
Retail 25 (37.88) 28 (36.84) 53
Time trading poultry    
Less than a year 26 (39.39) 8 (10.53) 34
Between 1-2 years 6 (9.09) 14 (18.42) 20
Between 2-3 years 9 (13.64) 15 (19.74) 24
More than 3 years 22 (33.33) 39 (51.32) 61
Missing/not responded 3 (4.55) 0 (0)  
Weekly frequency of poultry sale    
Every day 14 (21.21) 21 (27.63) 35
2-6 days per week 48 (72.73) 55 (72.37) 103
Once per week 3 (4.55) 0 (0) 3
Missing/not responded 1 (1.52) 0 (0)  
Type of poultry traded    
Chicken 32 (48.48) 31 (40.79) 63
Duck/muscovy 7 (10.61) 10 (13.16) 17
Mixed species 15 (22.73) 22 (28.95) 37
Missing/not responded 12 (18.18) 13 (17.11)  
Usually sells all poultry at market    
Yes 56 (84.85) 41 (53.95) 97
No 9 (13.64) 35 (46.05) 44
Missing/not responded 1 (1.52) 0 (0)  
Destinations of unsold poultry    
Other markets 1 (11.11) 3 (8.57) 4
Back to farms 1 (11.11) 28 (80) 29
Other traders 0 (0) 3 (8.57) 3
Directly to slaughter 7 (77.78) 2 (5.71) 9
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