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Table 1 Respondent demographics and herding household characteristics (n = 150)

From: Knowledge and practices surrounding zoonotic disease among Mongolian herding households

Variable and responseNo. of respondents
n (%)
Province
 Selenge50 (33.3)
 Dundgovi50 (33.3)
 Zavkhan50 (33.3)
Respondent sex
 Male60 (40)
 Female90 (60)
Head of household (n = 132)
 Male123 (93.2)
 Female9 (6.8)
Age group of respondent
 < 3032 (21.3)
 31–4042 (28)
 41–5036 (24)
 51–6025 (16.7)
 > 6015 (10)
No. of people in the household
 1–214 (9.3)
 3–5101 (67.3)
 6–834 (22.7)
 > 81 (0.7)
Household has children aged 5 years or younger
 Yes54 (36)
 No96 (64)
Housing type (n = 148)
Ger146 (98.5)
 House2 (1.35)
 Apartment0 (0)
Home ownership (n = 149)
 Yes149 (100)
 No0 (0)
Electricity in the household (n = 149)
 Yes7 (4.7)
 No142 (95.3)
Solar-powered generator in the household (n = 149)
 Yes142 (95.3)
 No7 (4.7)
Household’s main source of heating fuel
 Electricity5 (3.3)
 Propane5 (3.3)
 Manure/wood/other biofuels135 (90.1)
 Coal5 (3.3)
No. of households with the following self-reported assets:
 Refrigerator (n = 149)26 (17.4)
 Tractor (n = 149)2 (1.3)
 Animal-drawn cart (n = 149)5 (3.4)
 Car/truck87 (58)
 Motorcycle103 (68.7)
 Bicycle2 (1.3)
 Radio14 (9.3)
 Television121 (80.7)
 Computer1 (1)
 Mobile phone146 (97.3)
 Bank account150 (100)