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Table 2 Results of the dog and cat questionnaires. Variables related to owners

From: Survey of Spanish pet owners about endoparasite infection risk and deworming frequencies

VariableDog dataset (n = 501)Cat dataset (n = 500)
Sex, n (%)291 (58.08) women301 (60.20) women
210 (41.92) men199 (39.80) men
Mean age ± SD (range) (years)43.18 ± 11.53 (18–83)42.72 ± 11.11 (19–78)
Mean annual deworming frequency ± SD (range)3.13 ± 2.27 (0–20)2.56 ± 2.17 (0–24)
Attitude toward pets, n (%)247 (49.30) affectionate192 (38.40) affectionate
144 (28.74) devoted179 (35.80) devoted
40 (7.98) dispassionate62 (12.40) dispassionate
70 (13.97) sceptical67 (13.40) sceptical
Mean no. of people in household ± SD (range)3.02 ± 1.16 (1–7)3.00 ± 1.12 (1–7)
Mean no. children in household ± SD (range)0.66 ± 0.85 (0–4)0.67 ± 0.85 (0–3)
Responsibility for pet, n (%)244 (48.70) sole255 (51.00) sole
257 (51.30) shared245 (49.00) shared
Vet visits per year, n (%)344 (68.66) multiple261 (52.20) multiple
157 (31.34) single239 (47.80) single
  1. Abbreviation: SD, standard deviation