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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of farm and farmer characteristics included in the study (n = 30) and obtained from both the questionnaire supplied and the face-to-face semi-structured interview process

From: Why do Irish pig farmers use medications? Barriers for effective reduction of antimicrobials in Irish pig production

Variable Mean SD Median Q1 Q3 Min Max
Age of farmer (years) 50.0 9.60 51.5 41.5 58.7 32 64
Herd size (n sows) 799.0 781.57 650.0 270.0 917.0 30 3000
Employees (n) 5.3 5.40 4.0 2.0 6.0 0 20
Years working with pigs (n) 27.8 11.39 30.0 20.0 36.0 5 45
Veterinary consultations (n/year) 7.9 6.18 6.0 3.0 12.0 1 24
  1. SD Standard deviation
  2. Q1-Q3 Interquartile range