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Table 2

Univariable analysis (p ≤ 0.20) of the associated factors with T. gondii infection in domestic dogs and cats treated at Municipal Institute of Veterinary Medicine Jorge Vaitsman from August 2017 to January 2020.

Variables Dogs
Cats
N Positive (%) p-value N Positive (%) p-value
Sex
 Females 231 32.0 0.388a 157 5.7 0.096a,*
 Males 169 36.7 115 11.3
Age
 ≤12 monthsc 70 24.3 94 5.3
 13–36 months 63 46.0 0.008a,* 60 5.0 1b
 ≥37 months 229 31.9 0.226b 78 9.0 0.382b
Breed
 Defined 191 25.1 0.001a,* 24 8.3 1b
 Undefined 197 42.1 243 7.8
Street access
 Yes 240 32.1 0.856a 80 12.5 0.062a,*
 No 134 33.6 175 5.7
Contact with cats
 Yes 93 38.7 0.283a 240 8.3 1b
 No 294 32.0 3 0.0
Presence of rodents
 Yes 109 32.1 0.838a 61 11.5 0.224a
 No 236 33.9 181 6.6
Type of food
 Dry food 367 33.2 0.308a 255 7.4 1b
 Wet food 77 42.9 0.087b,* 114 8.8 0.460a
 Meat and embedded 113 35.4 0.786a 46 13.0 0.108a,*
 Homemade food 179 36.9 0.306a 36 22.2 0.0003a,*
 Offal 43 53.5 0.007b,* 17 23.5 0.028b,*
 Others 44 31.8 0.884b 4 0.0 1b
Water source
 Tap water 214 36.4 0.236a 149 8.7 0.391a
 Filtered water 182 29.7 0.139a,* 121 6.6 0.592a
 Other sources 2 100 0.113b,* 2 0.0 1b
a

X² test.

b

Fischer Exact test.

c

Reference category.

*

Selected for multivariate analysis.

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