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Table 4 Infection intensity (tachyzoites equivalent per gram) of Toxoplasma gondii in foxes (Vulpes spp.) in Canada

From: Are foxes (Vulpes spp.) good sentinel species for Toxoplasma gondii in northern Canada?

Variables Category (N) Mean TEG (CI95%); SE
Species Arctic foxes (30) 27,117.46 (5939.70–48,295.21); 10,354.71
  Red foxes (137) 5315.85 (1824.39–8807.31); 1765.54
Age Young (67) 13,137.21 (2938.79–23,335.84); 5108.04
  Mature (40) 6755.22 (− 817.35–14,327.79); 3743.81
  Old age (24) 4154.19 (− 2916.23–11,224.62); 3417.88
Sex Male (98) 11,210.20 (3794.33–18,626.07); 3736.48
  Female (58) 6319.44 (576.25–12,062.62); 2868.06
BCI High (24) 5609.90 (− 3793.16–15,012.96); 4545.49
  Medium (51) 15,687.50 (3030.87–28,344.14); 6301.34
  Low (56) 5632.37 (− 596.50–11,861.25); 3108.15
  1. BCI body condition index, N number of foxes in the respective category for which TEG was estimated (TEG was not estimated for all positive tissues on MC-qPCR because of lack of data, e.g. missing heart or brain), TEG tachyzoite equivalents per gram, CI95% 95% confidence interval, SE standard error