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Table 4 Estimated contribution of household dogs under different simulated deworming regimens and compliance rates

From: Environmental contamination with Toxocara eggs: a quantitative approach to estimate the relative contributions of dogs, cats and foxes, and to assess the efficacy of advised interventions in dogs

  Deworming frequency (times/year)
12×
Baseline compliance 21.0 % 17.5 % Unknown Unknown
Baseline contribution 39.1 % 39.1 % 39.1 % 39.1 %
Simulated compliance     
30 % 37.8 (36.6–38.5)% 35.8 (32.9–37.6)% 33.7 (29.0–36.7)% 27.8 (18.0–34.4)%
50 % 36.3 (33.9–37.9)% 33.0 (27.7–36.5)% 29.7 (21.5–35.0)% 19.9 (3.3–30.9)%
70 % 35.0 (31.4–37.3)% 30.4 (22.8–35.5)% 25.7 (14.0–33.3)% 12.0 (0.0–27.5)%
90 % 33.7 (29.0–36.7)% 27.7 (17.7–34.2)% 21.9 (6.7–31.7)% 4.1 (0.0–24.3)%
  1. The estimated percent contribution (95 % CI) of household dogs to the overall daily Toxocara egg output under different simulated deworming regimens and compliance rates. Baseline compliance refers to the observed compliance rates according to Nijsse et al. [9]