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Table 4 Distribution of the pooled prevalence of Blastocystis sp. according to taxonomic class and species

From: Prevalence of Blastocystis sp. infection in several hosts in Brazil: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Taxonomic classOverall prevalence (%)95% CIWeight (%)
Mammals39.021.0–56.047.31
 Macaca mulatta60.042.0–75.06.13
 Macaca fascicularis35.018.0–57.05.67
 Didelphis aurita76.057.0–89.06.23
 Sus scrofa24.016.0–33.07.19
 Bos taurus21.010.0–40.06.43
 Canis lupus familiaris3.01.0–9.07.52
 Felis catus00.0–5.015.66
Birds18.010.0–27.039.31
 Anser anser70.062.0–87.06.68
 Anas platyrhynchos domesticus23.013.0–37.06.78
 Penelope obscura4.01.0–18.06.78
 Oryzoborus angolensis6.02.0–19.07.25
Reptile3.00.0–0.0613.38
 Chelonoidis sp.69.942.0–87.05.10
Interaction with humans
 Captive23.017.0–29.027.76
 Wild19.07.0–31.042.60
 Domestic17.013.0–21.029.64
  1. Abbreviations: 95% CI, 95% confidence interval