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Table 1 Factor loading matrix of groups for CCHF health behaviors in Ardabil Province

From: Health beliefs and behaviors of livestock industry workers regarding Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Northwest of Iran

Group 1 2 3 4 5 6
Eigenvalue 4.38 3.05 1.83 1.45 1.07 1.03
Because I am cautious, I am not infected with CCHF .550      
CCHF mostly affects inexperienced people; I am experienced, so I am not infected .367      
I do not wear glasses while slaughtering livestock, so I may be infected with CCHF .488      
I do not wear a mask while slaughtering livestock, so I may be infected with CCHF .498      
In my opinion, CCHF is a fatal disease   .581     
In my opinion, CCHF can only cause a slight fever, so it is not very serious   .542     
In my opinion, CCHF causes long-term hospitalization   .312     
In my opinion, a person suffering from CCHF can be recovered   .628     
In my opinion, CCHF treatment costs a lot of money   .446     
If I wear a mask while slaughtering livestock, I will not contract CCHF    .612    
If I wear suitable glasses while slaughtering livestock, I will not contract CCHF    .610    
If I wear gloves while slaughtering livestock, I will not contract CCHF    .557    
If I am cautious while slaughtering or coming into contact with livestock, I will not contract CCHF    .421    
If I am not bitten by ticks while slaughtering, I will not contract CCHF    .447    
It is hard for me to use gloves while slaughtering livestock     .538   
I could not wear glasses while slaughtering     .464   
It is difficult for me to wear a mask while slaughtering because it causes shortness of breath     .600   
While slaughtering livestock, wearing protective work clothes and boots is time consuming     .452   
While slaughtering, there is no place to hold my knife, so I have to hold my knife in my teeth     .400   
I can easily wear glasses while slaughtering      .635  
I can always use gloves to touch and slaughter livestock      .647  
I can wear a proper mask while slaughtering      .541  
I can easily wear boots and work clothes before slaughtering      .448  
Do you have a history of contact with carcasses, blood, or raw red meat?       .605
Do you always use gloves while slaughtering livestock or coming into contact with blood and carcasses?       .500
Do you always wear a mask while slaughtering livestock or coming into contact with blood and carcasses?       .557
Do you always wear appropriate glasses while slaughtering livestock or coming into contact with blood and carcasses?       .654
Do you always wear protective work clothes and boots while slaughtering livestock or coming into contact with blood and carcasses?       .381
Do you always carry a knife in your teeth while slaughtering livestock or coming into contact with blood and carcasses?       .375
Do you have a history of physical contact with ticks?       .529
Total variance 29.320% 20.001% 12.220% 9.659% 7.127% 5.077%
  1. *Absolute factor loading values < 0.30 for the six patterns were excluded for simplicity