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Table 2 Comparison of prevalences of hemoplasma infection and epidemiological data in stray and client-owned cats

From: Epidemiological study of hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) in cats from central Spain

Variable Total no. of cats (%) Number of positive cats (%)
Any hemoplasma Mhf CMhm CMt Mhf + CMhm CMt + CMhm CMt + Mhf
Lifestyle 594 63 (10.6) 22 (3.7) 48 (8.1) 3 (0.5) 7 (1.2) 2 (0.3) 1 (0.2)
 Client-owned 456 (76.8) 41 (9.0) 10 (2.2) 36 (7.9) 2 (0.4) 5 (1.1) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2)
 Stray 138 (23.2) 22 (15.9)* 12 (8.7)* 12 (8.7) 1 (0.7) 2 (1.4) 1 (0.7) 0
Months of sample collection 594        
 Warm months 289 (48.6) 40 (13.8)* 15 (5.2) 30 (10.4)* 2 (0.7) 5 (1.7) 2 (0.7) 0
 Cold months 305 (51.4) 23 (7.5) 7 (2.3) 18 (5.9) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.6) 0 1 (0.3)
Gender 540        
 Male 260 (51.8) 42 (16.1)* 15 (5.8)* 32 (12.3)* 2 (0.8) 5 (1.9) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4)
 Female 280 (48.2) 12 (4.3) 4 (1.4) 8 (2.9) 0 0 0 0
Living area 394        
 Urban 223 (56.6) 11 (4.9) 3 (1.3) 10 (4.5) 0 2 (0.9) 0 0
 Periurban 99 (25.1) 10 (10.1) 2 (2.0) 9 (9.1) 1 (1.0) 1 (1.0) 1 (1.0) 0
 Rural 72 (18.3) 8 (11.1) 2 (2.8) 6 (8.3) 1 (1.4) 0 0 1 (1.4)
FeLV 445        
 Yes 32 (7.2) 8 (25.0)* 3 (9.4) 6 (18.7)* 0 1 (3.1) 0 0
 No 413 (92.8) 38 (9.2) 16 (3.9) 27 (6.5) 2 (0.5) 5 (1.2) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2)
FIV 447        
 Yes 23 (5.2) 10 (43.5)* 5 (21.7) * 6 (26.1)* 1 (4.3) 1 (4.3) 0 1 (4.3)
 No 424 (94.8) 37 (8.3) 14 (3.3) 28 (6.6) 0 5 (1.2) 0 0
  1. Abbreviations: CMhmCandidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum”, Mhf Mycoplasma haemofelis, CMtCandidatus Mycoplasma turicensis”
  2. *Statistically significant differences (P < 0.05)