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Table 3 Results of the GLMs for total mite and flea prevalence and abundance of the Mahali mole-rats (Cryptomys hottentotus mahali) over one calendar year

From: Ectoparasitic community of the Mahali mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus mahali: potential host for vectors of medical importance in South Africa

Parasite Factor Prevalence Abundance
Wald χ2 df P Wald χ2 df P
Xenopsylla philoxera Season 8.215 3 0.042* 12.513 3 0.006*
Sex 1.178 1 0.278 0.036 1 0.849
Body mass 0.000 186 1.000 10.719 45 1.000
Animal status 3.218 1 0.073 9.242 1 0.002*
Colony size 13.592 12 0.328 16.732 12 0.160
Androlaelaps scapularis Season 15.782 3 0.001* 146.379 3 < 0.0001*
Sex 0.011 1 0.916 0.181 1 0.670
Body mass 0.000 186 1.000 166.343 124 0.007*
Animal status 5.364 1 0.021* 1.862 1 0.172
Colony size 0.000 1 1.000 2.660 1 0.103
  1. *Significant results