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Table 1 General demographic data of the questionnaire survey among Norwegian and Swedish reindeer herders regarding the disease infectious keratoconjunctivitis in reindeer

From: Herding conditions related to infectious keratoconjunctivitis in semi-domesticated reindeer: a questionnaire-based survey among reindeer herders

Parameter Category Number Percentagea
Country (herders/animals) Norway 48 76
Sweden 15 24
Gender Male 52 78
Female 8 22
Age (years) <30 4 6
31–40 19 31
41–50 19 31
51–60 13 21
>60 7 11
Experience as reindeer herder (years) <10 9 15
10–20 10 16
21–30 16 26
31–40 15 24
>40 12 19
Herd size (approximate number of animals) 1–250 9 15
251–500 23 38
501–750 15 25
751–1000 2 3
1001–1250 6 10
1251–1500 2 3
>1500 4 7
Number of contact herds (shared pastures, corrals, transport etc.) 0 2 3
1–5 14 23
6–10 10 16
11–15 8 13
16–20 7 11
21–25 3 5
>25 18 29
  1. a Since decimals are omitted, the sum (percentage) is not always 100 for each question