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Table 4 Awareness of diseases transmissible between animals and people, and knowledge of zoonosis/zoonotic disease(s) among 150 individuals according to their gender, nationality, residence, profession and previous affection by a zoonotic disease

From: Awareness of zoonotic diseases and parasite control practices: a survey of dog and cat owners in Qatar

Variable/category Percentage (no.) of positive responses
Aware of diseases transmissible between animals and people Heard of zoonosis/zoonotic disease(s)
Gender   
 Female 57.4 (54) 12.8 (12)
 Male 48.2 (27) 10.7 (6)
Nationality   
 Qatari 37.5 (9) 4.2 (1)
 Other 57.1 (72) 13.5 (17)
Residencea   
 Doha 50.0 (65) 10.8 (14)
 Outside 78.8 (14) 22.2 (4)
Profession   P = 0.027a
 Health-related 81.2 (13) 31.2 (5)
 Other 50.7 (68) 9.7 (13)
Previous zoonotic disease P = 0.016b  
 Yes 92.3 (12) 15.4 (2)
 No 50.4 (69) 11.7 (16)
Total 54.0 (81) 12.0 (18)
  1. aFisher’s exact test (accounted only for 148 individuals)
  2. bχ2 = 5.77, df = 1. Only statistically significant differences are shown