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Table 2 Within-group and total frequencies of answers and results of testing boot-swabs for Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis genome

From: Identification of different attitudes towards paratuberculosis control using cluster analysis applied on data from an anonymous survey among German cattle farmers

   Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Total
‘Informed sceptics’ ‘Deniers’ ‘Affected supporters’ ‘Free supporters’
Count 44 37 46 98 225
  % % % % %
State Saxony 38.6 54.1 50.0 49.0 48.0
Thuringia 61.4 45.9 50.0 51.0 52.0
Herd type Dairy cows 70.5 73.0 80.4 62.2 69.0
Suckler cows 18.2 10.8 8.7 26.5 9.8
Mixed 9.1 13.5 8.7 9.2 18.7
Missing answer 2.3 2.7 2.2 2.0 2.2
Herd size a ≤ 10 4.5 2.7 0.0 7.1 4.4
11–100 15.9 10.8 10.9 25.5 18.2
101–500 47.7 43.2 32.6 45.9 43.1
>  500 31.8 35.1 56.5 19.4 32.0
Missing answer 0.0 8.1 0.0 2.0 2.2
Paratuberculosis has been known for... a Today 4.5 0.0 2.2 2.0 1.3
The recent year 6.8 2.7 0.0 13.3 7.6
≤ five years 29.5 21.6 13.0 30.6 25.5
> five years 59.1 67.6 84.8 54.1 63.6
Missing answer 0.0 8.1 0.0 0.0 2.2
Enrolmenta Yes 2.3 18.9 54.3 15.3 32.2
No 88.6 62.2 37.0 73.5 67.7
Missing answer 9.1 18.9 8.7 11.2 11.6
Boot-swab result a MAP-positive 15.9 51.4 52.2 17.3 3.1
MAP-negative 79.5 43.2 47.8 79.6 29.8
Not evaluable 4.5 5.4 0.0 3.1 67.1
  1. a The frequencies were not independent from the groups in a Bayesian Poisson regression model for contingency tables