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Table 1 Prevalence levels of T. gondii infection in backyard pigs from Romania by region, age and sex using IFAT and PCR

From: Prevalence and genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii in naturally infected backyard pigs intended for familial consumption in Romania

  IFATPCR
nNo. positivePrevalence
(95% CI)
P-valueNo. positivePrevalence (%)
(95% CI)
P-value
Region
 Central442556.8 (41.0–71.7)*0.04715.9 (6.6–30.1)0.04
 North-west401845.0 (29.3–61.5)1435.0 (20.6–51.7)*
 West10110.0 (0.25–44.5)440 (12.2–73.7)
Age group
 < 1 year-old371540.5 (24.8–57.9)0.331027.0 (13.8–44.1)0.79
 ≥ 1 year-old572950.9 (37.3–64.4)1424.6 (14.1–37.8)
Sex
 Females492040.8 (27.0–55.8)0.221122.4 (11.8–36.6)0.47
 Males244553.3 (37.9–68.3)1328.9 (16.4–44.3)
Total944446.8 (36.4–57.4) 2425.5 (17.1– 35.6) 
  1. *P < 0.05
  2. Abbreviations: CI, confidence interval; IFAT, immunofluorescence antibody test; n, number of samples; PCR, polymerase chain reaction