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Table 4 Awareness of the potential zoonotic character of each particular disease among those responders who have previously heard of them

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 – “Are you aware of the zoonotic character of?”
Ancylostomatosis Ascaridiosis Cryptosporidiosis Dipylidiosis Dirofilariosis Tick fever Giardiosis Hydatidosis Leishmaniosis Onchocercosis Mange Thelaziosis Toxoplasmosis
Parish P = 0.100 P = 0.157 P = 0.739 P = 0.377 P = 0.918 P = 0.872 P = 1.0 P = 0.741 P = 0.220 P = 0.243 P = 0.220 P = 0.334 P = 0.135
 Rural 56.5 (13) 66.5 (105) 61.9 (13) 52.2 (12) 19.8 (16) 74.4 (128) 60.5 (26) 54.9 (39) 34.2 (51) 33.3 (7) 71.7 (124) 33.3 (5) 64.8 (79)
 Non-rural 32.6 (15) 73.2 (232) 54.2 (26) 38.0 (19) 18.2 (27) 75.5 (262) 61.2 (52) 51.4 (71) 40.6 (134) 52.3 (23) 77.1 (262) 52.4 (22) 73.0 (178)
Total 40.6 (28) 70.9 (337) 56.5 (39) 42.5 (31) 18.8 (43) 75.1 (390) 60.9 (78) 52.6 (110) 38.6 (185) 46.2 (30) 75.2 (386) 47.4 (27) 70.2 (257)
Schooling (degree) ND* P = 0.013 ND* ND* P = 0.109 P = 0.963 ND* P = 0.022 P = 0.083 ND* P = 0.025 ND* P < 0.001
 Basic 60.9 (3) 73.2 (30) 50.0 (1) 50.0 (4) 29.4 (5) 73.3 (33) 66.7 (4) 27.3 (3) 32.4 (11) 50.0 (1) 79.5 (35) 80.0 (4) 66.7 (14)
 Intermediate 16.7 (1) 61.3 (95)a 28.6 (2) 29.6 (8) 23.8 (19) 75.3 (134) 36.4 (8)b 40.0 (20) 30.4 (48) 7.7 (1)c 67.8 (116)d 0 (0) 52.4 (54)e
 Academic 41.4 (24) 74.8 (199)a 59.0 (36) 54.3 (19) 14.1 (18) 74.6 (212) 67.3 (66)b 57.9 (84) 40.8 (28) 52.8 (28)c 78.8 (223)d 47.9 (23) 76.6 (180)e
Total 40.6 (28) 70.1 (324) 55.7 (39) 44.4 (31) 18.7 (42) 74.8 (379) 61.9 (78) 51.9 (107) 36.6 (30) 44.1 (30) 75.1 (374) 47.4 (27) 69.1 (248)
  1. Bonferroni correction (i.e. multiplying each P-value by 3) has been incorporated between schooling categories, and only statistically significant differences are shown; a P = 0.015; b P = 0.042; c P = 0.027; d P = 0.039; e P < 0.001; ND not validated; *Statistically significant difference(s) not confirmed after pairwise comparisons