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Table 1 Characteristics of dairy cows from 67 small and large scale dairy farms in Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia

From: Burden and antimicrobial resistance of S. aureus in dairy farms in Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia

VariablesSub-city and number of lactating cowsTotal, n/385 (%)
Hadnet (n = 84) (%)Hawolti (n = 200) (%)Semen (n = 101) (%)
Age group in years
 3–5 years39 (46.4)94 (47.0)45 (44.6)178 (46.2)
 6–8 years34 (40.5)87 (43.5)47 (46.5)168 (43.6)
 ≥ 9 years11 (13.1)19 (9.5)9 (8.9)39 (10.1)
Parity
 1–352 (61.9)135 (67.5)67 (66.3)254 (66.0)
 4–628 (33.3)53 (26.5)32 (31.7)113 (29.4)
 > 64 (4.8)12 (6.0)2 (2.0)18 (4.7)
Lactation
 < 3 month59 (70.2)90 (45.0)54 (53.5)203 (52.7)
 3–6 month25 (29.8)63 (31.5)39 (38.6)127 (33.0)
 > 6 month0 (0)47 (23.5)8 (7.9)55 (14.3)