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Table 1 Observed prevalence of intestinal parasites (as determined by standard coproscopic examinations)

From: Parasites of domestic owned cats in Europe: co-infestations and risk factors

  % (n) 95% confidence interval
Gastro- intestinal nematodes 20.5% (312*) 19.1 – 23.3
T. cati 19.7% (300*) 17.8 – 21.8
A. tubaeforme/U. stenocephala 1.4% (22*) 0.9 – 2.2
T. leonina 0.3% (5*) 0.1 – 0.8
Gastro -intestinal cestodes 7.0% (107*) 5.8 – 8.4
D. caninum 3.0% (45*) 2.2 – 3.9
Taeniidae 1.3% (19*) 0.8 – 1.9
Respiratory nematodes 5.4% (61**) 4.2 – 7.0
A. abstrusus 4.1% (46**) 3.0 – 5.5
Capillaria spp. 1.1% (16*) 0.6 – 1.6
Protozoans 13.5% (205*) 11.8 – 15.3
Giardia spp. 3.2% (48*) 2.3 – 4.2
Cystoisospora spp. 9.7% (148*) 8.3 – 11.3
Co- infestations   
External + internal parasites 14.0% (213*) 12.3 – 15.9
External parasites + gastro-intestinal helminthes 11.9% (181*) 10.3 – 13.7
Fleas + gastro-intestinal nematodes 5.4% (82*) 4.3 – 6.7
Fleas + T. cati 5.3% (80*) 4.2 – 6.5
  1. *(N) number of positive cats for the criteria out of 1519 cats.
  2. **(N) number of positive cats for the criteria out of 1115 cats.