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Table 1 Knowledge of the word “zoonosis” and awareness of its meaning by pet owners according to parish of residence, educational qualification, gender, presence of young children in the family and age

From: Parasitic zoonoses associated with dogs and cats: a survey of Portuguese pet owners’ awareness and deworming practices

Variable/category Percentage (n) of positive responses
Zoonoses – has heard of Zoonoses – understands
Gender P = 0.271 P = 0.081
 Female 58.5 (193) 38.2 (126)
 Male 26.6 (102) 30.2 (58)
Total 56.5 (295) 35.2 (184)
Age (years) P = 0.010 P = 0.016
  ≤ 18 1.0 (1)a 0 (0)b
 19–64 57.6 (279)a 36.8 (178)b
  ≥ 65 53.6 (15) 3.3 (6)
Total 56.5 (295) 35.2 (184)
Parish P = 0.232 P = 0.094
 Rural 52.4 (89) 30.0 (51)
 Non-rural 58.3 (203) 37.9 (132)
Total 56.4 (292) 35.3 (183)
Schooling (degree) P < 0.001 P < 0.001
 Basic * 27.3 (12)c 11.4 (5)e,f
 Intermediate ** 44.8 (78)d 18.4 (32)e,g
 Academic *** 66.4 (188)c,d 46.3 (131)f,g
Total 55.5 (278) 33.5 (168)
Presence of young members P = 0.811 P = 0.110
 Yes 57.8 (74) 41.4 (53)
 No 56.1 (221) 33.2 (131)
Total 56.6 (295) 64.8 (238)
  1. * < 9 years of schooling; ** ≥ 9 and ≤ 12 years of schooling; *** licentiate, master’s and/ or doctorate degrees. Bonferroni correction (i.e. multiplying each P-value by 3) has been incorporated between categories: a P = 0.003; b P = 0.048; c P < 0.001; d P < 0.001; e P = 1.0; f P < 0.001; g P < 0.001. Only statistically significant differences are shown