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Table 5 Summary of questionnaire responses

From: A survey of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of companion animals in Australia

Host factors Hosts
Dogs Cats Horses
Sex Female 152 47 3
  Male 167 55 4
  Total 319 102 7
Age (months) Median 60 36 127
Interquartile range 24–108 19.5–96 90–240
Minimum 2 1 72
Maximum 240 244 300
Total 311 98 7
Clinical signs of tick paralysis Absent 65 9 5
Present 153 77 2
Total 218 86 7
Are tick control products used? No 106 56 2
Yes 168 42 4
Total 274 98 6
Dog Size Small 139 N/A N/A
Medium 53 N/A N/A
Large 120 N/A N/A
Total 312 N/A N/A
Habitat Indoors 114 N/A N/A
Outdoors 135 N/A N/A
Total 249 N/A N/A
Where is dog walked? Confined to home 29 N/A N/A
Urban parks 73 N/A N/A
Semi-urban bush 38 N/A N/A
Countryside/remote bush/farmland 35 N/A N/A
Urban parks and semi-urban bush 15 N/A N/A
Urban parks, semi-urban bush and countryside/remote bush/farmland 8 N/A N/A
Semi-urban bush and countryside/remote bush/farmland 18 N/A N/A
Urban parks and countryside/remote bush/farmland 1 N/A N/A
Total 217 N/A N/A