Access to services and drugs, and practices and knowledge related to antimicrobial resistance, among smallholder pig farmers in Uganda
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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Department of Clinical Sciences
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To mitigate the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antibiotic use (ABU) in the livestock sector needs to be reduced. In low- and middle-income countries, regulations have shown to be less successful in reducing ABU. Here, a bottom-up approach can complement legal frameworks which requires an understanding of the drivers for ABU. In this study, we investigated the influence of geographic and socioeconomic settings on determinants for ABU among pig farmers in Uganda. The data was collected through a questionnaire (containing 75 questions) in two districts, Lira and Mukono, and comparative statistical analyses were performed. Farmers in Lira had lower access to animal health services, applied disease preventive measures less and used antibiotics more. In Mukono, it was more common to consult a veterinarian in response to disease, while it in Lira was more common to consult an animal health worker. There was no difference in how many that followed treatment instructions from a veterinarian, but it was more common in Lira to follow instructions from pharmacies. The findings support the... Show more..
The questionnaire was administered and recorded electronically on tablets using Open Data Kit (ODK) (https://getodk.org), an open-source tool for smart devices (i.e., smartphone or tablet) that enables creation and use of electronic questionnaires. The data collection through ODK was backed up daily.
The dataset contains 72 columns and 463 rows.
For explanations of the variables, see the separate file "AMUSE_Uganda_2022_dataset_Explanations". For explanations of the answer options, see the separate file "AMUSE_Uganda_2022_Questionnaire". Show less..
Data contains personal data
Type of personal data
The data is pseudonymised. It contains id numbers and by the means of a preserved code key those numbers can be linked to the coordinates of the investigated farms. The farm coordinates together with information about the respondents age, gender, educational level etc. could possibly lead to identification of the respondents.
Code key exists
Unit of analysis
Smallholder pig farmers in two districts (Lira and Mukono) in Uganda
Time period(s) investigated
2018-08-13 – 2018-09-10
Number of individuals/objects
Response rate/participation rate
- Mode of collection: Interview
- Time period(s) for data collection: 2018-08-13 – 2018-09-10
- Data collector: International Livestock Research Institute
- Instrument: Open Data Kit (ODK)
- Source of the data: Population group
Geographic location: Uganda
Geographic description: Two districts in Uganda: Lira and Mukono
Department of Clinical Sciences
Public health, global health, social medicine and epidemiology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)
Veterinary science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)
Nohrborg S., Dione M.M., Winfred A.C., Okello L., Wieland B., Magnusson U. (2022). Geographic and socioeconomic influence on knowledge and practices related to antimicrobial resistance among smallholder pig farmers in Uganda. Antibiotics. 2022;11(2):251.
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