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Table 5 Results of the GLMMs for total ectoparasite prevalence and abundance of Namaqua rock mice

From: The Namaqua rock mouse (Micaelamys namaquensis) as a potential reservoir and host of arthropod vectors of diseases of medical and veterinary importance in South Africa

Taxon Factors df Prevalence Abundance
    Waldχ2 p Waldχ2 p
Fleas Habitat 1,196 2.949 0.088 4.648 0.032*
  Season 4,196 3.874 0.005* 7.033 <0.0001*
  Sex 1,196 0.319 0.573 0.651 0.421
  Season × sex 4,196 0.263 0.901 0.333 0.855
  Body length 1,196 1.071 0.302 6.835 0.010*
Lice Habitat 1,196 0.288 0.592 0.358 0.550
  Season 4,196 0.224 0.925 0.369 0.830
  Sex 1,196 0.000 0.997 0.000 1.000
  Season × sex 4,196 0.718 0.580 1.302 0.271
  Body length 1,196 2.856 0.093 3.338 0.069
Mites Habitat 1,196 1.179 0.279 2.763 0.098
  Season 4,196 6.623 <0.0001* 37.991 <0.0001*
  Sex 1,196 0.305 0.581 0.033 0.857
  Season × sex 4,196 1.174 0.324 0.428 0.788
  Body length 1,196 0.014 0.907 1.336 0.249
Ticks Habitat 1,196 0.101 0.751 2.399 0.123
  Season 4,196 4.036 0.004* 28.727 <0.0001*
  Sex 1,196 1.293 0.257 3.387 0.067
  Season × sex 4,196 0.178 0.949 2.096 0.083
  Body length 1,196 0.481 0.489 1.601 0.207
  1. *Indicates significant results.