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Table 3 Distribution of feline hemoplasma infection in client-owned cats in accordance with different epidemiological data

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
  456 41 (9.0) 10 (3.2) 36 (7.9) 2 (0.4) 5 (1.1) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2)
Age 422        
 Young (≤ 1-year-old) 85 (20.1) 2 (2.3) 2 (2.3) 2 (2.3) 0 2 (2.3) 0 0
 Adult (> 1-year-old) 337 (79.9) 31 (9.2)* 6 (1.8) 27 (8.0) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.6) 0 1 (0.3)
Spayed/neutered 397        
 Yes 247 (62.2) 22 (8.9) 4 (1.6) 20 (8.1) 0 2 (0.8) 0 0
 No 150 (37.8) 9 (6.0) 3 (2.0) 8 (5.3) 1 (0.7) 2 (1.4) 0 1 (0.7)
Breed 424        
 European 294 (69.3) 26 (8.8) 6 (2.0) 22 (7.5) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.7) 0 1 (0.3)
 Non-European 130 (30.7) 9 (6.9) 3 (2.3) 8 (6.1) 0 2 (1.5) 0 0
Outdoor access 333        
 Yes 82 (24.6) 10 (12.2)* 1 (1.2) 9 (11.0) 1 (1.2) 0 0 1 (1.2)
 No 251 (75.4) 12 (4.8) 4 (1.6) 11 (4.4) 0 3 (1.2) 0 0
Contact with other animals 331        
 Yes 225 (68.0) 18 (8.0) 2 (0.9) 17 (7.6) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 0 1 (0.4)
 No 106 (32.0) 8 (7.5) 3 (2.8) 7 (6.6) 0 2 (1.9) 0 0
Previous tick infestation 317        
 Yes 16 (5.9) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 No 301 (94.1) 21 (7.0) 5 (1.7) 19 (6.3) 1 (0.3) 3 (1.0) 0 1 (0.3)
Previous flea infestation 316        
 Yes 41 (13.0) 4 (9.8) 0 4 (9.8) 0 0 0 0
 No 275 (87.0) 17 (6.2) 5 (1.8) 15 (5.4) 1 (0.4) 3 (1.1) 0 1 (0.4)
Ectoparasiticide treatment 309        
 Yes 86 (27.8) 8 (9.3) 2 (2.3) 7 (8.1) 0 1 (1.2) 0 0
 No 223 (72.2) 13 (5.8) 3 (1.3) 12 (5.4) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.9) 0 1 (0.4)
Travel history 309        
 Yes 116 (37.5) 7 (6.0) 0 7 (6.0) 0 0 0 0
 No 193 (62.5) 14 (7.2) 5 (2.6) 12 (6.2) 1 (0.5) 3 (1.5) 0 1 (0.5)
Previous blood transfusion 314        
 Yes 4 (1.3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 No 310 (98.7) 21 (6.8) 5 (1.6) 19 (6.1) 1 (0.3) 3 (1.0) 0 1 (0.3)
Tetracyclines treatment 314        
 Yes 13 (4.1) 1 (7.7) 0 1 (7.7) 0 0 0 0
 No 301 (95.9) 20 (6.6) 5 (1.7) 18 (6.0) 1 (0.3) 3 (1.0) 0 1 (0.3)
  1. Abbreviations: CMhmCandidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum”, Mhf Mycoplasma haemofelis, CMtCandidatus Mycoplasma turicensis”
  2. *Statistically significant differences (P < 0.05)