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Table 3 Subgroup analysis for comparison of the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in male domestic cats globally and from different 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
Global1013169/11,80933 (29–37)10010098.72P < 0.001
Africa7184/44543 (12–75)6.96699.33P < 0.001
Asia441164/612728 (23–33)43.644397.54P < 0.001
Australia271/11862 (54–70)1.941
Europe181079/245346 (38–53)17.891793.71P < 0.001
North America10301/94033 (24–43)9.951990.94P < 0.001
South America20370/172625 (18–32)19.63996.85P < 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: –, impossible to estimate, df, degrees of freedom, n, number of positive samples, N, total number of samples