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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants included in the study (n = 423)

From: Preliminary insight into horse owners’ perceptions of, and attitudes towards, exotic diseases in the United Kingdom

VariableCategoryCount (%)
Age18–34120 (28.4)
35–54171 (40.4)
>  54103 (24.3)
No response29 (6.86)
GenderFemale389 (92.0)
Male8 (1.89)
No response26 (6.15)
EducationO-levels52 (12.3)
A-levels122 (28.8)
Undergraduate degree136 (32.2)
Postgraduate degree78 (18.4)
No response35 (8.27)
RoleHorse owner371 (87.7)
Horse professional51 (12.1)
No response1 (0.236)
Length of horse experience≤ 10 years44 (10.4)
>  10 years375 (88.7)
No response4 (0.946)
Main horse activityLeisure285 (67.4)
Competition116 (27.4)
Other22 (5.20)
LocationEngland350 (82.7)
Scotland37 (8.74)
Wales20 (4.73)
Northern Ireland7 (1.65)
No response9 (2.13)