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Table 2 Description of some of the numeric parameters regarding cattle herd management and performance in Western Uganda

From: Biosecurity aspects of cattle production in Western Uganda, and associations with seroprevalence of brucellosis, salmonellosis and bovine viral diarrhoea

  Kabarole Kamwenge Kasese Total
  n a Medianb (Q1;Q3) n a median (Q1;Q3) n a median (Q1;Q3) n a median (Q1;Q3)
Calves born* 48 1 (1;3) 46 4 (1.25;6) 39 6 (3;14) 133 3 (1;7)
Abortions* 14 1 (1;1) 12 2 (1;3.25) 18 2 (1.25;3) 44 1.5 (1;3)
Dead cattle* 23 1 (1;1) 26 2 (1;2) 25 3 (1;5) 74 (2 (1;3)
Dead calves 7 1 (1;1.5) 14 2 (1;5.25) 18 2 (1;3.75) 39 2 (1;3)
Sold or given away cattle* 38 1 (1;2) 44 3 (2;4.25) 33 4 (2;6) 115 3 (1.5;4)
Cattle sold for slaughter* 26 1 (1;2) 30 3 (2;4) 30 3 (2;5) 86 2 (1;4)
Cattle sold at market 2 3 (2;4) 18 2.5 (2;3.75) 1 1 (1;1) 21 2 (2;4)
Cattle returned unsold from market 0   2 1.5 (1.25;1.75) 0   2  
Sold or given to another farmer 18 1.5 (1;2) 12 3.5 (1;8.5) 5 3 (3;3) 35 2 (1;3.5)
Cattle sold due to poor performance 5 1 (1;2) 9 2 (1;3) 11 2 (1.5;3.5) 25 2 (1;3)
Cattle sold due to disease 3 1 (1;1) 4 1 (1;1.25) 5 4 (1;5) 12 1 (1;2.5)
Cattle bought or received 15 2 (1;2) 32 2 (1;4) 18 2 (1;3) 65 2 (1;3)
Cattle bought from market 2 1 (1;1) 12 1 (1;2) 4 1.5 (1;2.25) 18 1 (1;2)
Cattle bought/received from other farmer 13 2 (1;2) 22 2.5 (1;4.74) 14 2 (1;2.75) 49 2 (1;4)
Cattle bought with known disease 0 6 1 (1;1) 1 1 (1;1) 7 1 (1;1)
  1. *Statistically significant (p < 0.01) difference between districts at Kruskal Wallis test
  2. aNumber of responses with value >0, included in the median value
  3. bMedian value based on responses >0
  4. Data from an interview with the farm owner or manager. All variables refer to the last 12 months prior to the sampling occasion. The study included 144 farms and was performed in Western Uganda in 2015