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Table 2 Prevalence and mean intensity of ectoparasite groups in small mammals trapped at three different locations

From: Host–parasite interactions of rodent hosts and ectoparasite communities from different habitats in Germany

Ectoparasite group Urban (n = 36 hosts) Forest (n = 241 hosts) Recreational area (n = 498 hosts)
Prevalence (95% CI) Mean intensity (SE) Prevalence (95% CI) Mean intensity (SE) Prevalence (95% CI) Mean intensity (SE)
Ticks 83.33% (68.11–92.13) 5.13 (0.87) 82.57% (77.28–86.84) 5.95 (0.64) 61.04% (56.69–65.23) 6.75 (0.73)
Mites 47.22% (31.99–62.99) 2.82 (0.66) 36.93% (31.09–43.18) 8.39 (1.18) 19.68% (16.42–23.40) 3.56 (0.43)
Fleas 66.67% (50.33–79.79) 4.04 (0.67) 61.83% (55.55–67.73) 2.64 (0.24) 57.63% (56.69–65.23) 2.31 (0.12)
  1. CI, Confidence interval; SE, standard error