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Table 1 Prevalence of pet ownership in 9-10year old children in Liverpool, n=1018

From: Pet ownership, dog types and attachment to pets in 9–10 year old children in Liverpool, UK

   Time pet type owned (P<0.001)
Pet type Yes, n (%) <1yr 1-5yrs >5yrs All my life
Any pet 680 (66.8)     
Dog 378 (37.1) 59 (17.2) 132 (38.4) 70 (20.4) 83 (24.1)
Cat 169 (16.6) 23 (15.3) 48 (32.0) 28 (18.7) 51 (34.0)
Rabbit 93 (9.1) 24 (27.6) 43 (49.4) 12 (13.8) 8 (9.2)
Rodent 149 (14.6) 51 (38.1) 57 (42.5) 15 (11.2) 11 (8.2)
Horse 21 (2.1) 4 (20.0) 6 (30.0) 7 (35.0) 3 (15.0)
Other pet 367 (36.1) 81 (24.7) 125 (38.1) 55 (16.8) 67 (20.4)