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Table 3 Prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis infection in sampled dogs from the Republic of Moldova

From: An epidemiological survey of Dirofilaria spp. and Acanthocheilonema spp. in dogs from the Republic of Moldova

Variables Frequency Prevalence 95% CI χ2 (df) P-value
Location
 Chișinău 2/78 2.6% 0.3–9.00 0.516 (1) 0.341
 Cahul 3/42 7.1% 1.5–19.5
Sex
 Male 2/50 4.0% 0.5–13.7 0 (1) 1
 Female 3/70 4.3% 0.9–12.0
Age
 < 2 Years 0/29 0.0% 0.0–11.9 0.571 (1) 0.334
 ≥ 2 Years 5/91 5.5% 1.8–12.4
Breed
 Pure breed 0/11 0.0% 0.0–29.5 0 (1) 1
 Mixed breed 5/109 4.6% 1.5–10.4
Origin
 Shelter 5/90 5.6% 1.8–12.5 0.626 (1) 0.329
 Owned 0/30 0.0% 0.0–11.6
Total 5/120 4.2% 1.4–9.5