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Table 2 Comparison of prevalence of Hepatozoon spp. and Cytauxzoon sp. in association with different epidemiological data

From: Molecular detection of Hepatozoon spp. and Cytauxzoon sp. in domestic and stray cats from Madrid, Spain

  Total no. of cats (%) No. of positive cats (%)
Hepatozoon spp. Cytauxzoon sp.
  644 10 (1.6) 8 (1.2)
Season of sample collection 644   
 Spring 201 (31.2) 4 (2.0) 1 (0.5)
 Summer 88 (13.7) 0 0
 Autumn 168 (26.1) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.6)
 Winter 187 (29.0) 5 (2.7) 6 (3.2)*
Age 547   
 Kitten (< 1 year-old) 107 (19.6) 2 (1.9) 1 (0.9)
 Adult (1–10 year-old) 315 (57.6) 2 (0.6) 3 (1.0)
 Older cat (> 10 year-old) 125 (22.8) 0 0
Gender 589   
 Male 277 (47.0) 2 (0.7) 2 (0.7)
 Female 312 (53.0) 3 (1.0) 2 (0.6)
Spayed/Neutered 548   
 Yes 311 (56.7) 3 (1.0) 1 (0.3)
 No 237 (43.3) 2 (0.8) 3 (1.3)
Breed 585   
 European shorthair 439 (75.0) 4 (0.9) 3 (0.7)
 Non-European shorthair 146 (25.0) 1 (0.7) 1 (0.7)
Living area 440   
 Urban 248 (56.4) 3 (1.2) 0
 Periurban 117 (26.6) 1 (0.9) 1 (0.9)
 Rural 75 (17.0) 0 2 (2.7)*
Lifestyle 644   
 Client-owned 506 (78.6) 6 (1.2) 4 (0.8)
 Stray 138 (21.4) 4 (2.9) 4 (2.9)
Outdoor access 506   
 Yes 269 (53.2) 4 (1.5) 6 (2.2)
 No 237 (46.8) 2 (0.8) 1 (0.4)
Contact with other animals 514   
 Yes 392 (76.3) 8 (2.0) 7 (1.8)
 No 122 (23.7) 0 0
Prey on wild animals 415   
 Yes 157 (37.8) 1 (0.6) 2 (1.3)
 No 258 (62.2) 3 (1.2) 1 (0.4)
Previous tick infestation 413   
 Yes 30 (7.3) 1 (3.3) 0
 No 383 (97.7) 3 (0.8) 3 (0.8)
Previous flea infestation 415   
 Yes 64 (15.4) 0 0
 No 351 (84.6) 4 (1.1) 3 (0.9)
Travel history 372   
 Yes 141 (38.0) 0 1 (0.7)
 No 231 (62.0) 3 (1.3) 2 (0.9)
Ectoparasiticide treatment 488   
 Yes 103 (21.1) 2 (1.9) 1 (1.0)
 No 385 (78.9) 5 (1.3) 6 (1.6)
Previous blood transfusion 389   
 Yes 5 (1.3) 1 (20.0)* 0
 No 384 (98.7) 2 (0.5) 3 (0.8)
Tetracyclines treatment 391   
 Yes 13 (3.3) 2 (15.4)* 0
 No 378 (96.7) 1 (0.3) 3 (0.8)
FeLV 482   
 Yes 35 (7.3) 2 (5.7) 0
 No 447 (92.7) 5 (1.1) 7 (1.6)
FIV 484   
 Yes 26 (5.4) 0 2 (7.7)*
 No 458 (94.6) 7 (1.5) 5 (1.1)
  1. *P < 0.05 (statistically significant differences)