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Volume 18, Number 1—January 2012

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Unexpected Result of Hendra Virus Outbreaks for Veterinarians, Queensland, Australia

Diana H. MendezComments to Author , Jenni Judd, and Rick Speare
Author affiliations: James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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Table 2

Demographic characteristic of participants in a study of Hendra virus–related safety issues faced by equine practitioners, Queensland, Australia, 2009–2010

Study participants No. (%) Age, y (range)* Years since graduation* (range)† % Time spent doing equine work* (range)‡ Distribution by job title, no. (%)
Principal veterinarian Partner/associate or employee veterinarian Veterinary nurse Practice manager
Female 8 (38.1) 35.8 (31–48) 13.1 (4–27) 30.4 (2–95)§ 1 (4.8) 5 (23.8) 2 (9.5) 0
Male 13 (61.9) 48.5 (28–63) 22.9 (4–40) 52.1 (2–100)¶ 9 (42.8) 3 (14.3) 0 1 (4.8)
Total 21 (100.0) 42.2 (28–63) 19.0 (4–40) 47.3 (2–100) 10 (47.6) 8 (38.1) 2 (9.5) 1 (4.8)

*Average.
†The practice manager interviewed was not a veterinarian and did not wish to supply this information.
‡Self-reported.
§One female participant did not provide this information.
¶The 1 participant who was a practice manager but not a veterinarian had not spent any time with animals and therefore was not included.

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