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Table 3 Results of dog and cat questionnaires. Variables related to pets

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

VariableDog dataset (n = 501)Cat dataset (n = 500)
Animal < six months of age, n/N (%)19/501 (3.79)44/500 (8.80)
Interacts with children/elderly, n/N (%)454/501 (90.62)395/500 (79.00)
Contact with other dogs/animals, n/N (%)377/501 (75.25)na
Outdoor access limited to garden, n/N (%)102/501 (20.36)na
Only indoors, n/N (%)na354/500 (70.80)
Off lead, n/N (%)79/399 (19.8) ana
Eats slugs/snails, n/N (%)164/501 (32.73)na
Hunts, n/N (%)na92/146 (63.01)b
Catches prey, n/N (%)68/501 (13.57)93/146 (63.70)b
Eats raw meat, n/N (%)23/433 (5.31) c24/407 (5.90)c
Mean no. dogs in household ± SD (range)1.33 ± 0.79 (1–10)na
Mean no. cats in household ± SD (range)na1.54 ± 0.96 (1–8)
Cats in household, n/N (%)19/501 (3.79)na
Dogs in household, n/N (%)na216/500 (43.20)
Area of residence, N (%)56 (11.18) rural64 (12.80) rural
134 (26.75) town117 (23.40) town
94 (18.76) suburban85 (17.00) suburban
217 (43.31) city234 (46.80) city
  1. aOf dogs whose outdoor access is not restricted to garden
  2. bOf cats allowed to go outdoors
  3. cOf pets that do not catch prey or are not allowed to go outside
  4. Abbreviation: n, number; N, total number; na, not applicable (dog only or cat only questions, respectively)