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Table 2 Demographics, history and clinical examination findings of population selected on clinical grounds for inclusion in the study (n = 247) broken down by sex

From: Variation in disease phenotype is marked in equine trypanosomiasis

 Study population
(N = 247)
Female
(N = 144)
Male
N = 103
Demographic data
 Age (years), median (IQ range)6 (2.5–12)6 (2.5–12)6 (2.5–12)
 Donkey, n/N (%)144/247 (58)81/144 (56)60/103 (58)
 Horse, n/N (%)103/247 (42)63/144 (44)43/103 (42)
 Estimated weight (kg)150 (120–225)151 (120–227)149 (115–225)
History
 No veterinary treatment > 1 yr, n/N (%)130/241 (54)71/140 (49)59/101 (58)
 No trypanocidal treatment for > 1 yr, n/N (%)149/241 (62)79/140 (56)70/101 (69)
 Diarrhoea, n/N (%)10/247 (4)3/144 (2)7/103 (7)
 Recent/recurrent colic, n/N (%)4/247 (2)2/144 (1)2/103 (2)
Body condition score (0–5/5), median (IQ range)1.5 (1.5–2.0)1.5 (1.0–1.5)1.5(1.5–2.0)
 0.5, n/N (%)18/243 (7)13/142 (9)5/101 (5)
 1, n/N (%)42/243 (17)29/142 (20)13/101 (13)
 1.5, n/N (%)109/243 (45)68/142 (48)41/101 (41)
 ≥ 2, n/N (%)74/243 (30)32/142 (23)42/101 (42)
Demeanour
 BAR, n/N (%)40/224 (18)18/131 (14)22/94 (23)
 QAR, n/N (%)136/224 (61)86/131 (66)50/94 (53)
 Dull, n/N (%)48/224 (21)27/131 (21)21/94 (22)
Parameter
 Temperature (°C), median (IQ range)38.1 (37.7–38.6)37.7(37.3–38.3)38.0 (37.6–38.6)
 Pulse (bpm), median (IQ range)56 (48–64)56 (48–64)56 (48–64)
 Respiration (bpm), median (IQ range)32 (24–46)32 (24–44)32 (28–48)
 Haematocrit (%), median (IQ range)22 (18–24)22 (19–24)21 (16–24)
 Total plasma protein (g/l), median (IQ range)78 (70–88)79 (72–88)78 (70–88)
  1. Notes: Data are presented as median values (interquartile range) or proportions (percentages)
  2. Abbreviations: BAR, bright, alert and responsive; QAR, quiet, alert and responsive; IQ, interquartile, n, number of animals with variable present; N, number of animals with variable measured; bpm, breaths or beats per minute