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Table 2 Prevalence rate of Toxoplasma gondii in different groups of fruit and vegetables

From: Detection of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in fresh vegetables and berry fruits

SamplesToxoplasma gondii DNA detectionP-value
Negative (n, %)Positive (n, %)
Total21 (60.0)14 (40.0) 
Product presentation
 Bulk9 (50.0)9 (50.0)P = 0.499
 RTE/packaged11 (64.7)6 (35.3)
Type of product
 Vegetables16 (57.1)12 (42.9)P = 1.000
 Berry fruits4 (57.1)3 (42.9)
Agricultural system
 Conventional16 (59.3)11 (40.7)P = 0.700
 Organic4 (50.0)4 (50.0)
Season
 Spring/summer12 (63.2)7 (36.8)P = 0.506
 Autumn/winter8 (50.0)8 (50.0)
  1. Notes: Contingency tables were constructed in order to compare categorical variables. The Fisher’s exact test was used and P > 0.05 indicates non-significant associations
  2. Abbreviations: n, number of samples; %, percentage