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Table 1 Origin and numbers of sampled reindeer and their transport distances to the abattoirs

From: Presence of foodborne pathogens, extended-spectrum β-lactamase -producing Enterobacteriaceae, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in slaughtered reindeer in northern Finland and Norway

Cooperativea No of sampled reindeer Reindeer density/km2 Transport distance km
Area 1    
1W 40 0.76 50
1M 47 1.18 40
1E 76 1.68 20
Area 2    
2W 37 1.77 60
2E 39 1.25 40
Area 3    
3W 44 1.39 30
3E 45 2.28 100
Area 4    
4W 37 2.44 0
4E 45 2.37 0
NN 60 2.70 200
  1. aThe reindeer herding area was divided in four areas from south to north (1–4) and studied cooperatives were named according to their east/west location in the numbered area (W West, M middle, E East). NN, northern Norway