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Table 1 Characteristics of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey shepherd participants and information regarding their ownership of sheep and dogs and their practices with these animals, Peru, 2014

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding cystic echinococcosis and sheep herding in Peru: a mixed-methods approach

  Number (%) Median (Range)
CHARACTERISTICS OF KAP SURVEY PARTICIPANTS, N = 51
 Gender - -
  Male 30 (59) -
  Female 21 (41) -
 Age - 45.5 (20–75)
CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP OWNED BY PARTICIPANTS
 Number of sheep owned - 24 (2–417)
 Sheep receive veterinarian supervision 6 (12) -
 Participants slaughter own livestock 44 (90) -
 Location of slaughter - -
  Only in backyard 48 (98) -
  Backyard and Slaughterhouse 4 (10) -
  Backyard and Common area 1 (2) -
 Use of meat from sheep - -
 Personal consumption 48 (98) -
 Sell meat in market 34 (69) -
 Does not use it (Sell sheep alive) 20 (41) -
 Age of sheep at slaughter or sale (years) - 1.5 (0.5–5)
 Maximum age of sheep (years) - 10
CHARACTERISTICS OF DOGS OWNED BY PARTICIPANTS
 Owns a dog 41 (80) -
 Number of dogs owned - 2 (1–6)
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