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Table 2 Distribution of seropositivity (%) to Brucella antigens in indigenous cattle (at different levels) across the study areas

From: Cattle brucellosis in traditional livestock husbandry practice in Southern and Eastern Ethiopia, and its zoonotic implication

Study areas Animal level* Herd level Village level
Production system Zones No of animals Prevalence
(95% CI)
No of herds Prevalence
(95% CI)
No of Villages Prevalence
(95% CI)
Mixed farming Dawro 104 0 (-) 13 0 (0) 7 0 (0)
  Gedeo 161 0.5 (0.05, 1.5) 17 5.9 (0.3, 30.8) 10 10 (0.5, 45.9)
  Hadiya 245 3.5 (1.1, 5.8) 20 30.0 (12.8, 54.3) 17 35.3 (15.3, 61.4)
  Sidama 390 1.8 (0.4, 3.0) 37 13.5 (5.1, 29.6) 26 19.2 (7.3, 40.0)
Pastoral system Borana 271 4.7 (2.1, 7.3) 16 68.8 (41.5, 87.9) 6 100.0
  Jijiga 62 3.0 (1.1, 7.1) 4 50.0 (9.2, 90.8) 4 50.0 (9.2, 90.8)
  Shinle 210 6.6 (3.1, 10.1) 15 40.0 (17.1, 67.1) 14 42.9 (18.8, 70.4)
  South Omo 180 3.4 (0.9, 6.1) 12 33.3 (11.3, 64.6) 12 33.3 (11.3, 64.6)
Total   1623 3.5 (2.4, 4.5) 134 26.1 (19.1, 34.5) 96 31.3 (22.4, 41.6)
  1. * Animal level seroprevalence was calculated following adjustment for sample weight