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Table 1 Brief description of the questionnaire used in the case control study

From: Risk factors for the transmission of foot-and-mouth disease during the 2010 outbreak in Japan: a case–control study

Parameters Description Responses
General farm information Herd size large or small
  Fattening farm (only pig farms) yes or no
  Belong to a company group (only pig farms) yes or no
People movement Farmer visited other livestock farms yes or no
  Farm staff commuted from outside yes or no
  Veterinarians visited the farm yes or no
  Agricultural technicians visited the farm yes or no
  Staff of livestock related companies (such as drug companies) visited the farm yes or no
  Other livestock farmers visited the farm yes or no
  Other people (such as relative and town hall staff) visited the farm yes or no
Vehicle movement Feed transport vehicles visited the farm yes or no
  Farmer transported feed by own vehicle yes or no
  Carcass transport vehicles visited the farm yes or no
  Bedding transport vehicles visited the farm yes or no
Farm management Farm equipment (such as tractors and roll balers) were shared with other farms yes or no
  Manure was removed from the farm yes or no
Farm location Barn has physical barriers (such as a private house and clump of trees) yes or no
  A forest surrounds the farm yes or no
  Housing is located outside the farm yes or no
  Barns bordered by a road yes or no