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Table 2 Percentage distribution of higher taxa by host species and site

From: Helminth communities from two urban rat populations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  Host
  R. norvegicus R. rattus Hosts combined Sites combined
  Chow Kit Bangsar Chow Kit Bangsar Chow Kit Bangsar R. norvegicus R. rattus
All helminths as a % of grand total* 4.3 13.7 72.6 9.4 76.9 23.1 18.0 82.0
All helminths adjusted for sampling effort** 10.9 26.3 38.9 24.0 49.8 50.3 37.2 62.9
Nematodes** 7.1 38.3 47.2 7.4 54.3 45.7 45.4 54.6
Adult cestodes** 13.5 17.7 33.5 35.2 47.0 52.9 31.2 68.7
Larval cestodes** 0 0 100 0 100 0 0 100
Acanthocephala** 17.4 12.3 10.8 59.5 28.2 71.8 29.7 70.3
  1. * Values based on total number of helminths recovered from each site without adjustment for sample size
  2. ** Percentage distribution calculated with sample size taken into consideration