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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Prevalence and risk factors associated with cat parasites in Italy: a multicenter study

Characteristics Values, n (%) Characteristics Values, n (%)
Sex Number of ectoparasiticide treatments done in the last year
Male 492 (49.8) 0 655 (66.4)
Female 495 (50.2) 1 192 (19.5)
Status 2 59 (6.0)
Non-sterilized 438 (44.4) 3 38 (3.9)
Sterlized 549 (55.6) 4 24 (2.4)
Provenance 5 7 (0.7)
Shelter 29 (2.9) 6 11 (1.1)
Colony 275 (27.9) 7 0 (0.0)
Privately owned 683 (69.2) 8 1 (0.1)
Lifestyle Number of endoparasiticide treatments done in the last year
Predominantly indoor 239 (24.2) 0 752 (76.2)
Predominatly outdoor 423 (42.9) 1 159 (16.1)
Exclusively outdoor 325 (32.9) 2 47 (4.8)
Geographical area in ltaly 3 14 (1.4)
North 331 (33.5) 4 10 (1.0)
Central 223 (22.6) 5 1 (0.1)
South 433 (43.9) 6 3 (0.3)
Age (years) 7 0 (0.0)
< 1 277 (28.1) 8 1 (0.1)
1–5 467 (47.3)   
> 5 243 (24.6)