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Table 4 High-risk practices of workers in Basateen pig abattoir in Egypt

From: Isolation and molecular confirmation of Brucella suis biovar 2 from slaughtered pigs: an unanticipated biovar from domestic pigs in Egypt

Topics Category Yes (%) No (%)
Identification Gender Male 15 (93.8) 0 (0)
Female 1 (6.3) 0 (0)
Education illiterate 12 (75) 0 (0)
Bachelor 4 (25) 0 (0)
Residence Urban 11 (68.8) 0 (0)
Rural 5 (31.3) 0 (0)
Occupation Vets 4 (25) 0 (0)
aOther workers 12 (75) 0 (0)
Practices Using PPE 16 (100) 0 (0)
If using PPE, kinds used Gloves 4 (25) 12 (75)
Mask 0 (0) 16 (100)
Goggles 0 (0) 16 (100)
Face shield 0 (0) 16 (100)
Aprons 6 (37.5) 10 (62.5)
Boots 16 (100) 0 (0)
Get injured during working 16 (100) 0 (0)
Working with open/cut hand-wound 3 (18.8) 13 (81.3)
Eating while working 0 (0) 16 (100)
Smoking while working 6 (37.5) 10 (62.5)
bWashing hands before eating or smoking 6 (100) 0 (0)
bIf yes, using soap in hand wash 0 (0) 6 (100)
Disinfecting knives daily 4 (25) 12 (75)
  1. aOther workers include those working in butchering, evisceration, and scalding (dehairing)
  2. bthese questions were answered by respondents who eat or smoke while working