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Table 3 Animal contact and zoonotic risk factors reported in Mongolian herding households (n = 150)

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

Variable and responseNo. of respondents
n (%)
Respondent reported animal contact (n = 143)
 Yes119 (83.2)
 No24 (16.8)
Household uses compost/animal manure (n = 133)
 Yes130 (97.7)
 No3 (2.3)
Purpose of compost/animal manure at household (n = 129)
 Fuel for fire128 (99.2)
 Fertilizer for crops1 (0.8)
 For building materials14 (10.9)
Domestic animals are owned or present at household
 Yes150 (100)
 No0 (0)
Type of animal(s) reported at household
 Dog(s)132 (88.0)
 Cat(s)15 (10.0)
 Chicken(s)0 (0)
 Cattle121 (80.7)
 Horse(s)131 (87.3)
 Sheep144 (96.0)
 Goat(s)143 (95.3)
 Camel(s)3 (2.0)
 Other(s)—yak or hybrid35 (23.3)
Animal waste cleanup in households with dog ownership (n = 132)
 Yes105 (80.2)
 No26 (19.8)
Household animals have had recent diarrhoeal disease
 Yes103 (68.7)
 No47 (31.3)
Households notified a veterinarian for animal diarrhoea (n = 98)
 Yes41 (41.8)
 No57 (58.2)
Households experienced animal death due to diarrhoea (n = 98)
 Yes34 (34.7)
 No64 (65.3)
Animals are allowed inside the home (n = 149)
 Yes73 (49.0)
 No76 (51.0)