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Table 2 Prevalence of intestinal parasites and factors associated with this prevalence in different cat populations. Percentages given for specific parasites refer to percentage of cats that were found positive for an infection within a category of risk factor

From: Abundance, zoonotic potential and risk factors of intestinal parasitism amongst dog and cat populations: The scenario of Crete, Greece

Cat population Parasite species Prevalence (%)(95% CI) Infection intensity History of diarrhoea
Mediana (Range) With diarrhoea Without diarrhoea
Shelter All 55.9 (43.3–68.6)   15.3 84.7
Giardia 39.0 (26.5–51.4) 5,700 (100–700) 33.3 40.0
Cryptosporidium 11.9 (3.6–20.1) 100 (100–700) 22.2 10.0
Toxocara spp. 10.2 (2.5–7.9) 3 (1–63) 22.2 8.0
T. leonina 0 0 0 0
Hookworms 5.1 (−0.5–10.7) 7 (5–22) 0.0 6.0
Capillariidae 5.1 (0.0–10.7) 38 (17–84) 0.0 6.0
Cystoisospora 8.5 (1.4–15.6) 42 (2–2,330) 0.0 10.0
Household All 33.2 (26.7–39.6)   35.9 64.1
Giardia 15.6 (10.6–20.6) 5,800 (100–248,100) 16.4 13.1
Cryptosporidium 5.4 (2.3–8.5) 400 (100–1,800) 5.5 4.6
Toxocara spp. 7.8 (4.1–11.5) 278.5 (1–2,500) 2.7 10.0
T. leonina 0 0 0 0
Hookworms 8.3 (4.5–12.1) 72 (1–523) 5.5 10.0
Capillariidae 3.9 (1.3–6.6) 8.5 (1–1,161) 4.1 3.8
Cystoisospora 9.8 (5.7–13.8) 84.5 (1–6,114) 8.2 9.2
  1. aMedian number of cysts/oocysts/eggs per gram of faeces