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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants in Dewachefa woreda, Oromia Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2018

From: Food poisoning outbreak investigation in Dewachefa woreda, Oromia Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2018

Characteristics Respondents status
Cases Controls
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Age in year
 < 5 2 5.7 0 0.0
 5–14 6 17.1 30 21.4
 15–44 15 42.9 95 67.9
 ≥ 45 12 34.3 15 10.7
Sex
 Male 21 60.0 65 46.4
 Female 14 40.0 75 53.6
Education status
 Not eligible 7 20.0 5 3.6
 No formal education 16 45.7 95 67.9
 Primary 12 34.3 40 28.6
Occupation
 Not eligible 7 20.0 15 10.7
 Farmer 20 57.1 80 57.1
 Student 4 11.4 30 21.4
 House wife 4 11.4 15 10.7
Marital status
 Not eligible 11 31.4 35 25.0
 Single 4 11.4 0 0.0
 Married 20 57.1 105 75.0
Eating in other places than usual
 Yes 30 85.7 130 92.9
 No 5 14.3 10 7.1
Drink raw milk
 Yes 23 65.7 76 54.3
 No 12 34.3 64 45.7
Eat raw meat
 Yes 14 40.0 25 17.9
 No 21 60.0 115 82.1
Having latrine
 Yes 30 85.7 110 78.6
 No 5 14.3 30 21.4
Using latrine
 Yes 22 73.3 80 64.0
 No 8 26.7 45 36.0
Hand washing after defecation
 Yes 5 14.3 100 71.4
 No 30 85.7 40 28.6
Hand washing before eating
 Yes 15 42.9 105 75.0
 No 20 57.1 35 25.0
Cleaning material for feeding utensils
 Water only 15 42.9 75 53.6
 Water with soap 5 14.2 40 28.6
 Water with ash 15 42.9 25 17.9
Sources of drinking water
 Pipe 30 85.7 105 75.0
 Well 5 14.3 35 25.0
Treat water with chemicals/boil for drinking
 Yes 10 28.6 45 32.1
 No 25 71.4 95 67.9
 Dispose of garbage
  Pit 10 28.6 55 39.3
  Open field 25 71.4 85 60.7