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Table 2 Data description for the sample camel population characteristics

From: Evaluation of losses of replacement heifers in pastoral and peri-urban camel herds in semi-arid northern Kenya

Variable Pastoral herds Peri-urban herds Total sample
Herds sampled (N) 94 77 171
Breeding females profiled (N) 1,214 1,673 2,887
Age of breeding females (mean ± SD) (years) 18.97 ± 4.79 17.81 ± 3.99 18.45 ± 4.48
Herd size (mean ± SD) (N) 45.86 ± 30 87.60 ± 50 72.57 ± 48.3
Total calves born (N) 3,945 4,800 8,745
Total female calves born (N) 1,882 2,516 4,398
Total female calves lost before age at first calving (N) 729 1,271 2,000
Estimated proportional heifer loss (mean ± SD) 0.387 ± 0.047 0.505 ± 0.040 0.455