Dataset on consumer awareness and production practices of farmers on antimicrobial residues in chicken eggs and Chinese cabbage in Dodoma, Central Tanzania

Published: 11 April 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/ttrs2g4szd.2
Richard Mongi


This Data in Brief article provides one figure and seven tables with their raw data (as supplementary material). Figure 1 presents a selection of wards and streets for the study. Table 1 presents the demographic information of respondents, which corresponds to raw data (S 1). Table 2 presents egg and Chinese cabbage consumption practices, which correspond to the raw data (S 1). Table 3 presents consumers’ awareness of drug usage in animal production and preventive methods for antimicrobial residues in eggs and Chinese cabbage, which correspond to the raw data (S 1). Table 4 presents a binary logistic regression analysis showing social demographic characteristics that affect consumer awareness, which corresponds to raw data (S 1). Table 5 presents the farming characteristics of chicken and egg production, which correspond to the raw data (S 2). Furthermore, Table 6 presents antimicrobial usage in poultry production, which corresponds to raw data (S 2). Table 7 presents manure and water usage in Chinese cabbage production, which corresponds to raw data (S 3).


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A cross-sectional study was carried out using a structured questionnaire and checklist to gather data on consumers’ awareness of the likelihood of antimicrobial residues in eggs and Chinese cabbage in the selected 8 wards of the city of Dodoma. A multistage random sampling technique was employed to obtain a representative sample of 420 samples selected from 5 streets in each ward and in one of the 4 city divisions as described by Kothari (2019). The study was approved by the University of Dodoma’s Ethical Review Committee on 11th April 2022 (Reference number MA.84/261/02) and participants provided written consent for their participation before the study began. Information on the methods used to produce chicken and vegetables was gathered from 60 farmers (30 for chicken and 30 for Chinese cabbage), who were chosen at random from a list provided by the local extension office and gave their approval to participate in the study. Additionally, their selection was based on the presence of chickens, the use of animal waste from industrial animal farms, and the existence of vegetable gardens at the time. Face-to-face interviews using a checklist developed by Kline et al. (2012) were used to collect data on field management, manure application and management, record keeping, and irrigation water. The checklist, was pre-tested among farmers before use to determine its reliability and validity.


University of Dodoma


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