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Table 2 Global and regional pooled seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in domestic cats: results from studies performed in seven continents

From: The global serological prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in felids during the last five decades (1967–2017): a systematic review and meta-analysis

ContinentNo. of studiesn/NPooled prevalence (95% CI) (%)WeightHeterogeneity
dfI2 (%)P-value
Global20416,722/59,51735 (32–38)10020399.54P < 0.001
Antarctica1141/27651 (45–57)0.50
Africa10583/123251 (20–81)4.94999.79P < 0.001
Asia794494/22,63027 (24–30)39.758098.39P < 0.001
Australia3288/44352 (15–89)1.462
Europe454706/111643 (38–48)22.044496.88P < 0.001
North America314488/17,23235 (28–43)14.642298.61P < 0.001
South America342022/658837 (29–45)16.673399.32P < 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: –, impossible to estimate, df, degrees of freedom, n, number of positive samples, N, total number of samples