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Table 4 Density of intestinal parasites infection in dogs, stratified by rural and urban communities.

From: Parasites of importance for human health in Nigerian dogs: high prevalence and limited knowledge of pet owners

Parasite Overall
n = 396
Urban
n = 192
Rural
n = 204
Urban vs. Rural
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p value
Toxocara canis 375.6 (569.5) 264.1 (441.3) 480.47 (651.9) 0.001
Ancylostoma sp. 84.2 (221.5) 70.4 (207.6) 97.29 (233.5) 0.54
Trichuris vulpis 147.8 (440.6) 126.23 (404.2) 168.12 (477.4) 0.79
Dipylidium caninum 46.8 (189.7) 10.12 (85.9) 81.29 (246.2) 0.028
Taenidae 126.8 (435.0) 77.38 (336.6) 173.29 (507.1) 0.001
Strongyloides sp. 11.3 (68.1) 7.25 (57.8) 15.18 (76.5) 0.92