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Table 2 Infection rates of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in cats by sex, breed, age, sample source and clinical signs

From: Genetic characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in dogs and cats in Guangdong, China

VariablenCryptosporidium spp.G. duodenalis
No. positive (%)OR (95% CI)P-valueNo. positive (%)OR (95% CI)P-value
Sex
 Female12911 (8.5)1.4 (0.6–3.5)0.4330112.2 (0.2–5.7 × 104)0.001**
 Male16310 (6.1)0.7 (0.3–1.7)9 (5.5)0 (1.7×10−5–4.6)
 Unknown1265 (4.0)  6 (4.8)  
Breed
 Purebred8911 (12.4)2.8 (1.1–7.0)0.024*1 (1.1)1.1 (0.1–11.7)0.968
 Mixed-breed1879 (4.8)0.4 (0.1–0.9)2 (1.1)1.0 (0.1–10.6)
 Unknown1426 (4.2)  12 (8.4)  
Age (months)
 ≤ 6669 (13.6)3.5 (1.4–8.5)0.004**2 (3.0)1.0 (0.2–4.8)0.993
 > 629913 (4.3)0.3 (0.1–0.7)9 (3.0)1.0 (0.2–4.7)
 Unknown534 (7.5)  4 (7.5)  
Sample source
 Household491 (2.0)0.3 (0.0–2.2)0.1981 (2.0)0.6 (0.1–4.3)0.573
 Pet shop273 (1.1)2.0 (0.6–7.1)0.27700.1 (2.0 × 10−4–50.6)0.370
 Pet shelter1327 (5.4)0.8 (0.3–1.9)0.5986 (4.7)1.3 (0.5–3.4)0.617
 Veterinary clinic13010 (7.7)1.4 (0.6–3.2)0.4038 (8.0)1.8 (0.7–4.3)0.203
 Stray805 (6.3)1.0 (0.4–2.8)0.99000 (6.7 × 10−5–16.9)0.098
Clinical signs
 Diarrheic191 (5.3)0.8 (0.1–6.5)0.86000.1 (2.6×10−4–68.8)0.46
 Non-diarrheic39925 (6.3)1.2 (0.2–9.4)15 (3.8)7.4 (1.4 × 10−2–3.8×103)
 Total41826 (6.2)  15 (3.6)  
  1. Abbreviation: n; total number of samples
  2. P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01