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Parasitic zoonoses in Europe

Table I.

Prevalence of intestinal helminth infection in rats of different sex, age and from different habitats.

Males Females p
Number of rats 145 157
Infected 76.5 * 61.1
Urban 56.6 47.8
Infected 81.7 * 68.0 0.0490
Suburban-rural 43.4 52.2
Infected 69.8 * 54.9 0.0339

Juvenile-subadult rats 36.5 38.2
Infected 67.9 55.0 0.0800
Urban 46.9 51.7
Infected 81.6 * 61.3 0.0324
Suburban-rural 23.8 48.3
Infected 33.3 48.3 0.1732

Adult rats 63.4 61.8
Infected 81.5 * # 64.9 0.0055, 0.0324
Urban 47.8 45.4
Infected 78.3 72.7 # 0.2750, 0.0342
Suburban-rural 90.6 88.3
Infected 81.2 * 58.5 0.0076

Significantly different from females at

*

p < 0.05, from juvenilesubadults at

#

p < 0.05 (3rd column).

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