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Table 1 Prevalence (observed and reported) of calf diarrhoea and Cryptosporidium and Giardia shedding, and associated herd and household characteristics from the calf-focused survey (2008 to 2009)

From: Boma to banda - A disease sentinel concept for reduction of diarrhoea

Case description Number No. of households (prevalence) Corresponding no. of households with
    Calf diarrhoea Cryptosporidium shedding Giardia shedding
Diarrhoea observed in at least one calf in the herd 52 28 (53.9 %) NA 17/28 (60.7 %) 24/28 (85.7 %)
Households sheltering young and sick animals inside the home 51 42 (82.3 %) 22/42 (52.4 %) 17/42 (40.5 %) 31/42 (73.8 %)
Households reporting women and children as the primary caretakers for young and small animals 52 45 (86.5 %) 26/45 (57.8 %) 20/45 (44.4 %) 36/45 (80.0 %)