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Table 4 Food sources of Triatoma brasiliensis by developmental stage and ecotopes of capture in peridomicile environments, Tauá, Ceará, Brazil, 2015

From: Triatoma brasiliensis Neiva, 1911: food sources and diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi in wild and artificial environments of the semiarid region of Ceará, northeastern Brazil

Ecotope Rodents, n (%) Goats, n (%) Birds, n (%) Cats, n (%) Cattle, n (%) Pigs, n (%) Subtotal, n (%) Total
n (%)
Adults N5 Adults N5 Adults N5 Adults N5 Adults N5 N5 Adults N5
Roofing tiles, bricks and stones 27 (81.8) 12 (57.1) 8 (9.1) 5 (23.8) 0 (0) 1 (4.8) 1 (3.0) 1 (4.8) 2 (6.1) 1 (4.8) 1 (4.8) 38 (61.1) 21 (38.9) 59 (54.5)
Sheepfold 4 (36.4) 1 (100) 5 (45.5) 0 (0) 1 (9.1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (9.1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 11 (91.7) 1 (8.3) 12 (12.1)
Firewood 6 (66.7) 0 (0) 2 (33.3) 3 (100) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 4 (0) 2 (0) 0 (0) 13 (66.7) 5 (33.3) 18 (9.1)
Chicken coop/perch 2 (25.0) 1 (25.0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 2 (50.0) 6 (100) 0 (0) 6 (4.0)
Pigsty 1 (25.0) 3 (75.0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 4 (100) 0 (0) 4 (4.0)
Total 40 (55.6) 13 (48.1) 19 (26.9) 8 (29.6) 3 (4.7) 1 (3.7) 1 (1.9) 1 (3.7) 9 (12.5) 3 (11.1) 1 (3.7) 72 (72.7) 27 (27.3) 99 (100)
  1. Pearson’s Chi-square test: χ2 = 17.8224, df = 8, P = 0.023; Fisher’s exact test: P = 0.02