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Table 4 Cumulative incidence of blackleg infection and mortality rates based on breed, sex and age category from the study districts

From: Epidemiology and financial loss estimation of blackleg on smallholder cattle herders in Kembata Tambaro zone, Southern Ethiopia

Description of events Local zebu   Crossbred   p value
CuI in study groups (%) n = 471 17.9 (16.5–19.4) n = 206 19 (16.9–21.6) 0.381
CuI in male animals (%) n = 108 13.4 (11.2–15.9) n = 16 11.9 (7.4–18.4) 0.364
CuI in female animals (%) n = 363 19.9 (18.2–21.9) n = 190 20 (17.7–22.9) 0.878
CuI in age category p < 0. 05   p < 0. 05   
CuI in calves (%) n = 3 4.4 (1.5–12.2) n = 9 16.9 (9.2–29.2)  
CuI in bulls/heifers (%) n = 329 35.8 (32.8–38.9) n = 107 32.2 (27–37.4)  
CuI in adults (%) n = 139 8.4 (7.2–9.9) n = 90 13 (10.7–15.7)  
Mortality rate in affected study groups (%) n = 94 3.6 (2.9–4.4) n = 43 3.9 (2.9–5.3) 0.539
Mortality in males (%) n = 24 2.9 (2–4.4) n = 6 4.4 (2–9.4) 0.368
Mortality in females (%) n = 70 3.8 (3–4.8) n = 37 3.9 (2.9–5.4) 0.912
Mortality in age category (%) p < 0.05   p < 0.05   
Mortality in calves (%) n = 1 1.5 (0.2–7.9) n = 1 1.9 (0.3–9.9)  
Mortality in bulls/heifers (%) n = 66 7.2 (5.7–9) n = 27 8 (5.7–11.6)  
Mortality in adults (%) n = 27 1.6 (1.1–2.4) n = 15 2.2 (1.3–3.6)  
  1. CuI cumulative incidence