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Table 2 Respondents’ demographic, poultry characteristics and purpose of keeping poultry birds

From: Biosecurity survey in relation to the risk of HPAI outbreaks in backyard poultry holdings in Thimphu city area, Bhutan

Variables/categories Number Percent
Gender of respondent
 Female 39 62.9
 Male 23 37.1
Occupation of respondent
 House wife 11 17.74
 Work in City Corporation 30 48.39
 Work in public road maintenance section 11 17.74
 Private work 5 8.06
 Others (hospital, forest nursery) 5 8.06
Number of people in the household
 1 to 3 11 17.74
 4 to 6 38 61.29
 7 to 9 9 14.52
 10 to 12 4 6.45
Approximate monthly income
 Up to Nu. 5000 21 33.87
 Nu. 5000 to Nu. 15,000 30 48.39
 Nu. 15,000 to Nu. 25,000 7 11.29
 Above Nu. 25,000 4 6.45
Sources of poultry
 Brought from villages/other areas within the country 12 19.35
 Hatched within farm 49 79.03
 Government poultry farm 1 1.61
Purposes of keeping poultry birds
 Egg production & family consumption 42 64.52
 Egg production & sale 3 4.84
 Meat purpose for family 3 4.84
 Egg production & meat purpose for family 14 22.58
No. of years of poultry keeping by the HHs
 Less than 1 year 13 20.97
 1 to 3 years 14 22.58
 3 to 5 years 15 24.19
 More than 5 years 20 32.26