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Table 1 Cats with and without hemoplasma species (spp.) infection, and analysis of the risk factors housing conditions, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection status

From: Risk factors of different hemoplasma species infections in cats

   n Hemoplasma spp.-positivea Hemoplasma spp.-negativea p Mhma Mhfa Mhca
Total 479   45 (9.4) 434 (90.6) - 42 (93.3) 2 (4.5) 1 (2.2)
Age (median) 439 9.0 years 7.2 years - 9.3 17 2
Gender male 298 38 (12.8) 260 (87.2) 0.001 37 (97.4) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.6)
(n = 470) female 181 7 (3.9) 174 (96.1)   5 (71.4) 2 (28.6) 0 (0.0)
Origin shelter 56 10 (17.9) 56 (82.1) 0.104 10 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
(n = 479) private 423 35 (8.3) 388 (91.7) 32(91.4) 2 (5.7) 1 (2.9)
Household multi-cat 378 44 (11.6) 334 (88.4) 0.007 41 (93.2) 2 (4.5) 1 (2.3)
(n = 445) single-cat 67 1 (1.5) 66 (98.5) 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Access outdoor 229 37 (16.2) 192 (83.8) <0.0001 39 (95.1) 2 (4.9) 0 (0.0)
(n = 432) indoor 203 4 (2.0) 199 (98.0) 3 (75.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (25.0)
FIV infection positive 7 5 (71.4) 2 (28.6) <0.0001 5 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
(n = 477) negative 470 40 (8.5) 430 (91.5) 37 (92.5) 2 (5.0) 1 (2.5)
Progressive FeLV infection positive 9 1 (11.1) 8 (88.9) ns 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
(n = 479) negative 470 44 (9.4) 426 (91.5) ns 41 (93.2) 2 (4.5) 1 (2.3)
Regressive FeLV infection positive 7 2 (28.6) 5 (71.4) ns 2 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
(n = 479) negative 472 43 (9.1) 429 (90.9) ns 40 (93.0) 2 (4.7) 1 (2.3)
Abortive FeLV infection positive 22 12 (54.5) 10 (45.5) <0.0001 12 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
(n = 459) negative 437 28 (6.4) 409 (93.6) 23 (82.2) 2 (7.2) 1 (3.6)
  1. n numbers of cats in every group, p p-value, ns not significant, Mhm ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma (M.) haemominutum’, Mhf M. haemofelis, Mhc M. haemocanis; athe percentages are presented in parenthesis